1812 Jefferson County Veterans



The Evening Post, New York, New York, Saturday, August 6, 1859

Melancholy Suicide – Mrs. Urial Burlingame, an estimable old lady residing at Pillar Point, Jefferson county, committed suicide on Saturday, July 30, by drowning herself in Black River Bay. During the last six months she has suffered from disease of the heart, from which she believed she never would recover. She fell into a gloomy, desponding(sic) state of mind, often wishing herself dead. On the morning of the 30th ult she got up from her bead, and was shortly afterwards missed by her husband, who made search for her only to find her dead. She actually perished in water only about two feet deep, showing an evident determination to make way with herself. The coroner's jury found that she came to her death as aforesaid, “while suffering from a diseased state of body and mind.”

New York Reformer, Watertown, NY, Tuesday, March 26, 1863

Home Matters

Mortality – We are pained to learn of the demise of Clark W Candee, of this village, in the 76th year of his age. Mr. Candee had resided for some years Mills, as a surveyor and merchant, but spent the last few years of his life in this village. He has recently had three successive shocks of paralysis, the last of which took him to that bourne(sic) whence no traveler returns. His funeral will be attended from the residence of his son on Saturday at about 1 o'clock pm.

New York Daily Reformer, Watertown, NY, Tuesday, September 7, 1869

Mr John Barney, whose funeral was attended at the Baptist Church in Belleville on Sunday last, was one of the oldest, if not the oldest man in town. He was born in Guilford, Vt., in the year 1778, and emigrated to Jefferson Co. in 1805. He early took an active part in promoting the educational interests of the county, was one of the corporate trustees of Union Academy, contributing liberally of his means to found and sustain that institution, and lived to see one of his sons Principal of the school, and afterwards State superintendent of Common Schools in Ohio. One of his grandsons, Hon. Calvin Littlefield, was also Principal of Union Academy. Mr. Barney has been for more than fifty years past a member of the Baptist Church, and always sustained a good Christian character. For many years past the infirmities of age have compelled him to withdraw from the active scenes of life, so that he is comparatively unknown to the present generation.

From FAG member BluMoKitty;

Department of Interior Pension Office letter dated 7 Aug 1878 cert# 18506

Jonathan Crapo of Jefferson Co., NY died 27 Sept 1872

St. Johnsville Enterprise and News, St. Johnsville, NY. Thursday, February 8, 1945

Genealogy and History

Questions and Answers

Crapo

Peter Crapo, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer county, Private in Captain Sam Van Vechten's Co. under Lt. Col Wynkoop 1776-1776. Also Batteaux Service one year, May 1782 to June 1783 under Col. G Van Schaick.

Jonathan Crapo Jr lived in Sacketts harbor. In statement made by him on May 29, 1869 he had lived in Sacketts Harbor 25 years and in New York State 67 years and he was then 78 years old. He served under Capt. Talcott at Sacketts Harbor War of 1812. His father was Jonathan Crapo. Was he (the father) a son of William Crapo and Alice Nichols Crapo? And was William the son of the original Peter?


Mrs Raymond Culver
133 Worthington Ridge
Berlin, Conn

The Daily Times, Watertown, NY, November 1870

Died

Richardson – In Hounsfield, Nov 14, Stephen Richardson, aged 77 years. Mr Richardson died from the effects of injuries received in this city, from the runaway team of Daniel Lawrence, September last.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, Thursday, March 2, 1871, Page 5, Column 1

Ellisburg has the “oldest inhabitant.” Mr. Ezra Stearns a resident of the town is 91 years old, and still enjoys good health and the possession of all his faculties. His son Frank remains at home taking care of a sister 61 aged 61 years, and the old gentleman. Mr Stearns, Senior, settled in Ellisburg 64 years ago, and has lived there ever since. He built the first saw mill in town. He was at the battle of Sandy Creek in 1812, and recounts with gusto the stirring events of that period. Coming to this section in 1807, he passed through Rome with a yoke of oxen, his only earthly property. The old gentleman is a sound Democrat, and has continuously taken a Democratic paper ever since one was established in Watertown, always, too, paying for it in advance. That accounts for his ripe old age and his retaining unimpaired his mental faculties with it.

Jefferson County Journal, Adams, NY, Thursday, August 8, 1872, Page 4, Column 4

Died

Van Wormer – In Adams, July 27th, Jacob Van Wormer, aged 82 years, 5 months and 18 days. Mr Van Wormer was one of the oldest residents of the town of Ellisburg, was in the war of 1812, and was highly respected as a citizen.

Jefferson County Journal, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY, Thursday, October 24, 1872, Page 1, Column 2

(For the Jefferson County Journal)

Interesting Relic of the War of 1812

We have before us a very interesting memento of the war between the United States and Great Britain, know familiarly as the war of 1812. It is the sword worn by General Jacob Brown, at the Battle of Sackets Harbor, Jeff. Co., NY, in the year 1813. That battle was fought principally by militia, and entirely by new and inexperienced men. It is a matter of history that many of the troops were retreating at the same time, the British to their boats and our men back into the country.

There was one company of militia, commanded by Capt. Samuel McNitt, that stood its ground and this fact was personally known to General Brown, when engaged in an effort to rally the militia. After the battle was over,, the British retiring, General Brown came up to this company, and taking off his sword, presented it to Capt. McNitt, in token of the bravery of the Captain and his men. The history of the transaction is given by William Waffle, who was a member of that company. The letter is dated Depauville, Jeff. Co., NY, Feb. 6th 1871; and was written to General Joseph W Brown, now of Cleveland, O., brother of the late Gen. Jacob Brown. William Waffle, at the at the writing of this letter was over 82 years of age. In his letter, he says;

“I will try and tell you, as near as my memory will permit, about the battle of Sacketts Harbor, May 29th, 1813. Gen. Provost came over with his army and fleet to take the place. They came to anchor at Horse Island, where Capt. McNitt afterwards lived about 25 years as keeper of the light. The whole militia were called out to give them battle. Colonel Mills commanded the Albany volunteers. He was killed. The British landed and formed into line, commenced firing; out militia retreated, all but Capt. McNitt's company, they stood their ground bravely; the British marched to the barracks, where their commanded, General Gray, was killed, and then they retreated to their boats.

General Brown, with all his endeavors, could not rally the men back to their post of duty. General Brown found Capt. McNitt with his company at their post, and for his skill and bravery presented him with the sword I sent to you.”

From another letter written to General Joseph W Brown, by Duane Ormsby, P.M. Of Depauville, we have additional particulars as to the subsequent history of the sword. The letter, after mentioning the fact that General Jacob Brown presented the sword to Capt. McNitt on the field says;

“This sword was sacredly preserved by Capt. McNitt, and at Sacketts Harbor was often sought out by military men, anxious to see this memento of the the Captain's daring. Capt. McNitt promised this sword to his first son who should receive a commission in the military service. Samuel McNitt Jr. received his commission as Captain and according received the sword from his father.”

Capt. McNitt spent the evening of his life with his son, Capt. Samuel, Jr. where he died Sept. 8th, 1861, in his ninetieth year, (eleven years since), loved and respected by all. After the decease of the father, the son, Capt. Samuel, being advanced in years, thought the sword should be given back to some remaining member of the Brown family, and the sword was forwarded to you in the year 1870, as the brother of General Jacob Brown.”

The sword is an old fashioned one, having a leather scabbard, brass mounted, an ordinary military sword of that day for a general officer. It was made in England, and procured by General Brown before the war of 1812 in Montreal. It is the intention of General Joseph W Brown to present the word to the Historical Society of the State of New York.

Jefferson County Journal, Adams, NY, Thursday, December 5th, 1872, Page 4, Column 4

Obituary

Mr. James White

There is one fact inseparable from the death of a Christian man that smooths the asperities of sorrow and heals the pain of final separation; it is found in the glowing promises of God's Word which are replete with assurances of his future happiness. If we look earthward, there is the ever expanding power of a good example; if heavenward, death, death is simply the door which the Father has graciously opened to receive another of his redeemed ones. This is the consolation of mourning friends in the death of Mr. James White, of Henderson. It is like a light which they can gather about out of the gloom of their bereavement. His was a very eventful existence. There was a perfect harmony between his physical and mental powers. Great strength was the noticeable feature of both. I have never known a more fearless or more energetic man. He was an earnest Jacksonian democrat and always a zealous patriot. He was certainly alive to the political issues of the immediate past. Was an ardent supporter of Presidents Lincoln and Grant, casting his last vote upon the 5th of November, in his eighty third year, for the reelection of President Grant.

Mr. White was born in Connecticut on the first day of May, 1790. From thence his parents removed to Delaware county, NY, about the year 1793, and subsequently to Jefferson County near Henderson Harbor, in 1805. He was in the war of 1812, acting as a pilot for General Wilkinson while upon his expedition down the St. Lawrence, participating in some of the engagements of the expedition and also in the battles of Sacketts Harbor and Sandy Creek. In 1814 his father died, leaving a mother and five sisters younger than himself. To his guardianship and care. All the duties growing out of the relation he faithfully performed. During this same year, his twenty fourth, he married Miss Mary Crittenton, a most estimable lady. Here is a character possessed of many shining qualities. There are many, (I give individual testimony to the fact,) who will bear the sacred impress of her mouldering influence throughout eternity. There is a wide circle of hearts whose sympathies have gone out to her because of the loss which she, under Providence, was called upon to sustain in the death of an affectionate husband, which occurred upon the 17th of November, after an illness of four days.

Having no children of his own, he took to his heart and home four children, cultivating them, and doing all in his power to fit them for useful members of society. It is in this connection that, to my mind, the brightest trait of his character appears. He was a natural protector of the week, the needy and the suffering. He wanted no culture to enable him to seize every opportunity to relieve trail besieged and sorrow beleaguered humanity. To describe him in a sentence, he was a large hearted Christian gentleman. He was an honored member of the Methodist Church of Henderson village, whose beloved pastor officiated at the obsequies.

One Who Loved Him

Jefferson County Journal, Adams, NY, Wednesday, July 8, 1874, Page 4, Column 4

Died

Burnam – In Rutland, June 20th, 1874, Stephen Burnam, aged 80 years.

Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, NY, October, 1874

Lemuel Patterson died at his residence on the 14th inst. He served his country in 1812-14 and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. About fifty years ago he settled in his late home, where he lived quietly until his death in the ninety second year of his age. He never saw a railroad until within two months of his death and then at a distance., In politics he was a firm Republican, in morals a ????? man.


A good old veteran's mustered out
From care, from pain, from sin:
By faith and prayer beyond a doubt
In Heaven he's mustered in.

Jefferson County Journal, Adams, NY, Wednesday, December 16, 1874

Death of Wm. Marsh

Another of the old pioneers has fallen. Deacon William Marsh died at his residence in this place the 12th inst. At 4 pm, quietly and sweetly falling asleep in the arms of his long trusted Master. He was born at Mayfield in this state December 11th, 1796, and was consequently 78 years of age the day preceding his death. He learned the trade of tanner and farrier when 14 years of age and came to this county when 22 or 23 and settled in the town of Lorraine. In 1820 he married Miss Hannah Gardner and commenced the battle of life as a hardy pioneer, combining the operation of a small tannery with a small farm. Clearing up the first contract, he made him a home in the wilderness, and then added another then another until he was known as one of the leading tanners of his town. Naturally of a religious turn of mind his attention was early given to the subject of religion, and soon after his marriage he became a member, and afterwards a deacon of the Baptist church at Mannsville and has been a pillar of strength to her since her corner stone was laid with tears and prayer. For more than half a century this man has been a patient worker, building for his country and his God; for his country in clearing away the forest and reclaiming the land for the state, for his God in laying up the walls of Zion and strengthening her gates. Commencing with nothing, he attained a competency, reared a large family and started them all on the road to competence and respectability. His epitaph might be written in two words, industry, integrity.

Utica Morning Herald, Utica, NY, Wednesday Morning, September 1, 1875

Jefferson County

Daniel Babcock, a veteran of the War of 1812, died at Redwood recently in his eighty second year.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, Thursday, December 2, 1875, Page 6, Column 5

An Old Veteran Gone

It is with regret that we are called upon to report the death of another old veteran in the person of Peter Doxtater, who expired yesterday morning at his residence in Adams at the ripe old age of eighty-three years. It was hoped that, being a man of vigorous constitution, he might yet be spared to his many friends for several years, but lately a rapid change was perceptible, which has finally ended in the loss we are pained to report. For many years Mr. Doxtater has truthfully borne the honorable sobriquet of the “Wheel Horse” of the Democracy, and in him the party in Jefferson county has lost an honest, staunch supporter and an efficient worker. As an honest politician, a worthy citizen, an agreeable neighbor, and a warm friend, his loss will not only be felt in his immediate neighborhood, but throughout the entire community at large. His funeral will take place at one o'clock this afternoon, and will be attended by a large delegation from Watertown, a special train for whose accommodation will leave the depot this morning at 10:20 for Adams. Thus has peacefully passed away another of the old pioneers whose loss will be felt by many, and, excepting his friend and relatives, by none more than his party press, which he has often laid under lasting obligations. Especially will this be the case with the New York world, of which he has ever been an ardent supporter and an old and valued subscriber. Peace to his dust.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, Thursday, December 30, 1875, Page 5, Column 6

Died

GRAVES _ At Black River on Sunday, December 26, 1875, Joseph Graves, aged 83 years.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, Thursday, January 13, 1876, Page 5, Column 4

Death of Hon. Joseph Graves

When a good man dies, one possessing mental ability and force of character sufficient to make his impress upon the community in which he lives, and that impression, influence and example ever on the side of right and good morals, his death should not be suffered to pass unnoticed, nor his virtues and good example unrecorded. Joseph Graves, the subject of this notice, was born in East Haddam, Conn., Oct. 31, 1787. His father, a farmer with a large family of children, reared them in accordance with the olden time custom that prevailed in “the land, of steady habits.” His sons attending school winters and working up in the farm summers. In 1804, at the age of 17 years' he left his New England home, his sole capital being the strong arm and an indomitable will, characteristic of the young men of that period, who not inheriting the cultured fields and luxurious homes of the present time were compelled to hew from the tress, put up their log cabins and make themselves homes in the dense forest. These were the public benefactors who made “two blades of grass grow where none grew before.” The men that made the country better, better by having lived in it, and the men to whom we that are reaping the fruits of their hardships, toil and privations owe a dept of gratitude that we can never pay. Very few of these pioneers who first settled this country are now living, and we should not fail to commemorate their deeds and reverence their memories as they one by one take their departure from among us.

His first stopping place after leaving his home was in Westmoreland, Oneida Co., where he remained until the breaking out of the war of 1812 when he went to Sackets Harbor, remaining there during the war, part of the time doing duty as a soldier, and sometimes selling supplies to the troops. In 1815 he was married and settled in the town of Rutland, engaging in the mercantile business for a short time, but soon invested his means in land, upon which he established his home. Soon converting the forest into a fine productive farm, where he resided for nearly half a century. Soon after moving upon his farm in 1817 he united with the M.E. Church of which he was an active earnest and consistent member for over fifty years, and until his death. For many years his nearest place of worship was in the town of Champion, a distance of about three miles from his residence. Not withstanding the long distance and the rough roads incident to a new country he was one of the most regular and punctual attendants upon their church, and evening prayer meeting, many times walking the distance after working upon his farm during the day. It was largely due to his enterprise and energy that the church organization was established in his neighborhood and the Rutland Hollow M.E. Church was erected near his residence. Having attained his majority under the administration of Thomas Jefferson he had a great admiration for that statesman, and the political doctrines laid down by him, which were “that country is governed best that is governed least.” That protection to person and property with the least possible restrain to the citizen in the pursuance of the peaceful avocations of life should be the great object of human government.

He was ever a warm advocate of these principals, and sustained them by his influence and his votes, for a period of over sixty years. He was what might be called a warm partisan but his political opinions were governed by principal and not by prejudice. He never allowed his party preference to interfere in anyway with his religious duties of social relations. He was many time called to occupy places of honor and trust and he ever filled those positions to the satisfaction of his constituents and with credit to himself. He filled the office of Supervisor of his town for ten years, nine years in succession, from 1827 to 1835 inclusive, a much longer time than the office was ever filled by any other citizen of that town. In the fall of 1842 he was nominated for membership of Assembly and elected by a large majority. He made a good record for himself, and the confidence that his constituents had placed in him was fully realized. In the winter of 1843 while he was in the Legislature he was again elected by a large majority to the office of supervisor, the tax payers of this town believing they were paying much more than their pro rata share of the taxes of the county.

During that year he thoroughly investigated the matter of their grievance and stated to the writer of this article about the sum his town should be reduced, to make it “right and just” in proportion to the other towns of the county. At the meeting of the Board of Supervisors he was elected their chairman, which position enabled him to right the wrongs of his constituents, as he succeeded in obtaining almost the exact amount of reduction that he had claimed should be made to be equitable and just toward his town. We mention this little incident in his life to show that honesty and integrity combined with firmness of purpose are the strongest weapons in accomplishing results. In 1848 he was selected as one of the presidential electors of this State upon the ticket that supported Gen. Lewis Cass for president, but in consequence of the division in his party that year the ticket was defeated.

At the breaking out of the late rebellion, although he had arrived at the age of over three score years and ten, he was one of the first men of his town to sigh a bond making himself personally responsible that his town should bear its proportion of the burdens of the war to prevent a dissolution of the Union. As a public man his honesty and integrity of character and sound judgment commended him to the respect and confidence of his associates. As a business man he was prompt, decided and correct. In his social relations he was always kind, generous and friendly, a peacemaker in his church and neighborhood. His private character was ever above reproach. His death was sudden and unexpected, occurring December 26th, 1875, in the 89th year of his age. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband, an indulgent father and a truly good man.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, Thursday, April 20, 1876

Died

Chellis – In this city April 13th, John Chellis aged 84 years 5 mo and 13 days.

Utica Morning Herald, Utica, NY, Thursday, November 1, 1877

The Watertown Times announces the death of Roswell D. Murray, of that city, Tuesday, aged 77 years. He had been a prominent citizen of Watertown for many years. He was born in Herkimer county, but spent most of his life in Lowville. In 1812 he became a drummer boy in the army. After that he engaged in building the barracks at Sackett's Harbor; he also engaged in the building of the Jefferson county poor-house. A short portion of his life was spent in Canada. He build the Kirby House, Watertown, on a contract, and, in connection with his brother, constructed the Jefferson County Bank building. He was master mason in the building of the Woodruff House. About two years ago he suffered a severe fall which injured his head. He was brought to the State Asylum in this city. He recovered from the insanity and returned home but the excitement caused by his horse running away, throwing him from the buggy, it is thought, assisted in bringing on paralysis, and he has lain for a little more than a year in a helpless condition. He leaves a widow and three children: Leonard R Murray, Mrs Lotus Ingalls, and Mrs Samuel Adams.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, Thursday, September 26, 1878

Carthage

Mr. Isaac Cutler, an old and respected resident of this locality, died Wednesday night at his residence about one mile from the village, at the advanced age of 85 years.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, February 20,1879, Page 5, Column 2

Hale and Hearty

Among the hale and hearty old men of our county is Lawrence Timmerman, of Evans Mills. He will be 83 years old next month, and he has resided on the same farm where he now lives 75 years, or since he was 8 years old, and of course is familiar with all of the interesting incidents connected with the early settlement of the same. He is the father in law of O.W. King, was a soldier in the war of 1812 and receives his annual pension. May he live many more years to enjoy the many blessings of a ripe old age.

Utica Morning Herald, Utica, NY, Friday, April 11, 1879

Colonel William Lord, aged 85, died at Brownville, Jefferson county, Wednesday. He taught school at Blanchard's Corners in early life, and during vacations made wooden plows. He was engaged in the army for one month, being drafted at Abijah Farwell's house, to aid in obstructing the road between Brownville and Cape Vincent, to delay the attack on Sackets Harbor by felling trees. He was associated with Alanson Skinner in the foundry business in 1837, aided materially in the construction of the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg road, became a large stockholder and as a director for many years. Two sons reside in Brownville, and the other, Gilderoy Lord, in Watertown.

Deaths from the Jefferson County Journal 1878-1882, Vol. 2. Held by the Flower Memorial Library, Watertown, NY.

Gilman

In Henderson, July 27, 1879, John Gilman in the 79th year of his age. John Gilman was born in Cherry Valley, NY Aug. 13, 1800, and while a mere boy moved to Jefferson county with his parents. They located near Perch River, then all woods, and helped to clear up their farm, which was then a vast wilderness, living there until he married Miss Elizabeth Howe in the year 1825 at Dexter. In the year 1838 he served in the Patriot war as a volunteer, and went over to Prescott. He was taken prisoner and kept for over a year in the fort. Quite a number of men were executed, when orders came to banish the remainder to Van Demansland, where he remained at hard labor for five years when he received his pardon. Shipping as he supposed for home, after sailing for eighteen months he stopped in Australia. Here he lived for eight years, accumulating some property. He then sailed for home, arriving July 27, 1855, about seventeen years since his capture by the British. He left a family of a wife and five small children, who supposed him dead. When he arrived in Henderson he bought a farm, upon which he lived until his death, just twenty four years from the time that he arrived home.

BPC notes; Van Diemen's Land refers to the island of Tasmania, south of Australia, part of New South Wales.

Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, NY, Tuesday, November 9, 1880

City and Vicinity

The death of James Brintnall, father of Isaac Brintnall, occurred at his late residence near this city yesterday. Mr. Brintnall was one of the pioneers of this county. He came here when all was a wilderness and by industry and perseverance not only carved out a fortune, but made a good and reputation for himself. Mr. B was highly respected by all. He died at the ripe old age of 91.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, Wednesday, June 15, 1881, Page 3, Column 3

Legal

The People of the State of New York, To Gould Trowbridge, Philomelia Trowbridge and Fanny Trowbridge, of Adams, Jefferson county, NY; Sarah Gardner, of Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota; Samuel F Trowbridge, of Morris, Grundy County, Illinois, George P Trowbridge Joliet, Will County, Illinois; James F Trowbridge and Philander A Trowbridge, of Odell, Livingston County, Illinois, James S Trowbridge, of 295 North Franklin St., Chicago, Illinois and Gilbert Trowbridge, whose place of residence is unknown and cannot upon diligent inquiry be ascertained, constituting all the next of kin and heirs at law of Adonis Trowbridge, late of the town of Adams, in the County of Jefferson and State of New York, deceased, send greeting.

Whereas, Gould Trowbridge, one of the executors named in the last will and testament of the said Adonis Trowbridge, deceased, has lately applied to our Surrogate of our county of Jefferson, to have the said will proved as a will of real and personal property, in pursuance of the Statute in such case made and provided; You, and each of you, are therefore cited and required personally to be and appear before our Surrogate, at his office, in the City of Watertown, in the County of Jefferson,on the 26th day of June next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to attend the probate of the said last will and testament.

In Testimony whereof, we have caused the seal of office of our surrogate to be hereunto affixed. [L.S.] Witness, Ross C Scott, Surrogate of the said County of Jefferson, at the city of Watertown, the 2d day of May, 1881. Ross C Scott, Surrogate.

Jefferson County Journal, Adams, NY, Wednesday, September 19, 1883, Page 4, Column 4

Died

BOOMER – In Belleville, Sept 15th, Margaret, widow of Oliver Boomer, aged 98 years, 3 months. Funeral services at her late residence, Wednesday, 1 pm

Jefferson County Journal, Jefferson Co., Adams, NY, Friday, November 21, 1883, Page 7, Column 2

Jefferson County Pensions

In Jefferson county there are 867 pensioners who draw $7,411.68 per month from the United States treasury. There are 48 survivors of the war of 1812 in the county. In the county there are also 181 who are widows in consequence of the war of 1812. Of widows of the rebellion, 112 reside in the county. The average pension per month is $8. The highest in the county is $72 per month and is paid to Geo. W Saunderson, of Redwood, who was made totally blind.

Adams

Almeda A Potter, widow, 1812, $8; Elizabeth Ripley, widow 1812, 8; Aurelia Wright, widow, 1812, 8; Jerome K Olas 18; Manson V Washbun, 6; William J Blair, 12; Elam S Lyman, 10; James W Lloyd, 4; Hiram R Loder, 2; Lugearn Stewart, 4; Wyatt A Hammond, 12; Lewis Roberts, 6; Geo W Horth, 2; Harvey Lyman, 4; William H Williams, 8; J Constant Woodard, 8; Mary M Wardwell, widow, 8; Sarah Basset, widow, 1812, 8; Eunice Chaffin, widow, 1812, 8; Nany Baker, 1812, 8; Mary F Stearnes, widow, 8; Josephine I Pease, widow, 8; Cordelia E Bronson, widow, 8; Helen E McNeil, widow, 8; Emily James, widow, 8; Francis M Cummings, 8; Millie Cook, widow, 1812, 8;Ruth clark, widow, 1812, 8; Lorany Doxtater, widow, 1812, 8; Fanny Trowbridge, widow, 8; Sarah A VanWormer, widow, 8; John Wright, surv 1812, 8; Roxanna Allen, widow, 1812, 8; Elizabeth Holly, widow, 1812, 8; Luman Wilcox, surv 1812, 8.

Adams Center

Job Spencer, surv 1812, 8; Chole Chamberlain, widow, 1812, 8; Polly Baldwin, widow 1812, 8; Zulock Clarke, 4; Minerva Knight, mother, 8; Judith A Williamson, mother, 8; Jane Van Waldick, widow, 14; Abel Lamphere, 1812, 8; Rhoda Stone, widow 1812, 8; Mary Hannahs, widow 1812, 8; Dorcas Heath, widow 1812, 8; Luman Arms, 1812, 8; Archibald Barrett, 1812, 8; Lydia Oatman, widow 1812, 8; Lucinda Phelps, widow 1812, 8; Polly Parker, widow, 1812, 8; Thomas Spicer, 6; Adney Carle, 12; Geo. W Bannister, 4; Adelbert L Wisswell, 6.

Belleville

Sally S Barney, w, 8; Margaret Boomer, w 1812, 8; Lestina L Teear, w 8; Orphila m Ellis, w 1812; Berthina J Gardner, w 8;, Anrilla Littlefield, w 1812, 8; Cordelia A Dunn, w 1812, 8;Abigail Nelson, w 1812 8; Nancy Potter, w 1812 8; James Dening, 8; Martin D Swan, 11.25; Thos. Shinners, 8; Guilford Benton, 24; Eugene A Chapman, 17; Anson D Webster, 4; Gaylord W Babcock, 4; Hezekiah D Mills, 1812, 8; John Brown, minor, 10.

Bishop Street

Sally Sprague, w 1812, 8; Sally Bishop, w 1812 8.

Brownville

Margaret Milan, w, 8; Anastasia Doran, w 8; Orin S Sanford, 8; David Zimmerman, 6; Adam Kissels, 2; Mary Wolever, w 8; Cartharine Guyer, w 8.

Burr's Mills

Schuyler H Bibbins, 2.

Cape Vincent

Ann Saunders, w 8; Olive A Judd, w 8; Maribah Van Ness, w 1812 8; Eve Kelsey, w 1812 8; Philip Cole, 24; John H Moore 24; Adam J Cattensburg, 18, Ezra D Hills, 18; John R Roseboom, 6; Richmond Anson Davis 6; Lewis Mace 3; Sebastian Gregor, 8; Wm H Scram, 6; Joseph Welch, 8; Charles J Gardner, 24; Louisa Spinning, w 1812 8.

Depauville

Samuel McNitt, Jr 1812 8; Lionel A Rose m 8; Ellen A Hart, w 8; Elizabeth Geddings w 8; Susan M Stetson, w 1812, 8; Mary Dorr, w 8; Daniel Z Dana, 24; Charles Classen, 8; Hiram Grant, 8; Ira W Patchin, 8.

Dexter

Eunice Carpenter, w 8; Nancy Baker, w 8; Hannah Marks, m 8; Sally Penny, m 8; Susannah Freeman, w 1812 8; Maria Van Allen, m 8; Lodisy Luther, w 1812 8; Peter Remore, 1812 8; Sophia Nelson, w 1812 8; Albert Foster, 7.50; Wm H Winn, 18; John R Foster, 24; Miranda Rice, m 8; George Walters 8.

East Hounsfield

Relief Cleveland, w 1812 8; Leonard Allen, 1812 8.

East Rodman

Deborah Way, w 1812 8; Maria Booce, m 8;

East Watertown

Margaret Andrus, w 1812 8; Veletia J Sikes, w 8; Margaret A Done, w 20; Dolly B Fowler, w 1812 – Olive Parkinson, w 1812 8.

Ellisburg

Oliver Ayer, ? 8; Catherine Christman, w 1812 8; Elmira C Stanley, m 8; Arminda Fuller, w 10; Nancy Christman, w 1812 8; Elizabeth Downer, w 1812 8; Luzina H Tifft, w 1812 8; Elizabeth Martin, w 1812 8; Richard Cheever, 1812 8; Lydia Smith, w 1812 8; Warren W Wodell, 24; Wm H Howard, 24; Charles I Holley 2; Wm Thompson 12; Isaac P Wodell 8.50; Oren Zufelt 4; Adam Bort, 18; Myron Johnson 6; Othniel Williams, 8.50; Thos. Gilbert 4; Job Sherman 8;

Evans Mills

Mary Graham, m 8; Wm S Cooper, 7.50; Mary A Dano, m 8; Peter Bowman, f 8; Lorence Zimmerman, 1812 8; Lusetta Reid, w 8; Willard Barrett, w 1812 8; Mary Walts, w 1812 8; Polly Wilson, w 1812 8; Christine Spedell, w 1812 8; John Shumway, 12; Calvin J Bradley, 8; Brayton G Priest, 12; Nelson R Scott, 10; Wm H Barge, 2; Caleb Slocum, 8; Marshal M Miller, 4; Richard Smith, 4; Henry March, 8; Adam Murphy, 8;

Fishers Landing

William L Cook, 24; Edmonds Robbins, f 8;

Henderson

Albert S Haskin, $12; Edward J Richards, 18; Celinda C Royee, w (navy) 10; Amasa Arnold alias James, 24 Francis N Killey, 6; Seth H Penny, 8; Joseph F A Hitchcock , 18; William Golding, 8; Boynton C Seaton, 2; Asa W Carter, 4; Hiram S Presley, 6; Frederick D Joiner, 6; Charles W Chisk, 8; Oliver W Burnham, 12; Amos Lane, 8; Albert G Lawrence, 2; Wallace Bettinger, 2; Emery H Clark, 4; Ramiro Spicer, 6; Newton Smith, 6; Henry T Halladay, 12; John L Wilkinson, 12; Myron D Stanley, 12; Mary White, w 1812 8; Rhoda Wilkinson, w 1812 8; Cornelia Killy, w 8; Anna Snow, w 1812 8; Jonathan Cole, surv 1812 8; Jemina Halladay, w 1812 8; Sarah S Seaton, w 1812 8; Sarah B Sawyer, w 1812 8; Wm Wilkinson, surv 1812 8; Clarissa Gallen, w 8; Jane Storns, m 8; Charlotte Smith, m 8; Diantha Cooper, 8; Maria R Sprague, w 1812 8; Mary Barrett, w 1812 8.

Lorraine

Benjamin F Ferry, $18; Anna Shelmadine, m 8; Hannah Brown, w 1812 8; Abraham Lyon, 18; Douglas Tucker, 2; Benjamin Van Brocklin, 8; Joseph A Bellinger, 4; Marcus I Walker, 4; James M Middleton, 8; Jeremiah Carpenter, 6; Alman Havington, 12; Caleb N Lyman 4; Martin L Overton, 8.

Mannsville

Geo Huggins, chron rhen res dis heart, $8; Luther Mills, chron diar inj spine resuit neu, 8; Bristol Ransom, inj l ankle, 4; Llewellyn J Hall, loss 1 leg, 18; Rebecca Wells, w 1812 8; Ephraim Brewster, surv 1812, 8; Betsey Baldwin, m 8; Harriet E Brown, m 8; Willard A Petrie, g s w l hand 2; Ruth A Harding, w 8; Hannah West, m 8; Samuel J Benson, n?l pois rheu dis heart, 8; Nancy A Weed, w 8.

Orleans Four Corners

Barnet Hax, w $8

Oxbow

Christina Newell, w $8; Ester Thompson, w 1812 8; William Forsyth, surv 1812 8; Nancy Hamlin, w 1812 8; Lucas Gillett, surv 1812 8; Geo Mitchell, w r l 4; Geo E Rattigan, g s w r side and left hand, 14.

Pamelia Four Corners

Daniel Gould, surv 1812 $8; Tina Ogsburg, w 1812 8; Gertrude Timmerman w 1812 8; John Morrison, inj to abd, 6; William D Petrie, g s w l thigh 4;

Perch River

Sarah Calkins, w $8.

Pierrepont Manor

Sarah Torney, w $8; Lyman Van Auken, minor 10; Wm Harris, f 8; Perry Cobb, chron diar and sid abd vis 4; Sophronia Sherman, w 1812 8; Eliza Steele, w 1812 8' Charles N Walwrath, dis of heart 6; Geo W Durfees, inj to abd 8; Thomas Armstrong, g f w r shoulder 4; Luther C Worden, chron bron 2; John Phillips, wnd l hip from g shot 6; Roswell R Steele, inj of back 4;

Pillar Point

Horatio Sprague, surv 1812 $8; Wm H Harris, loss 1 leg 18; Henry R McAfee, chron diar 3;

Point Peninsula

David Getman, surv 1812 8; Maria C Armstrong, w 8.

Rodman

Ruth Brown, w 1812 $8; Eunice R North, w 8; Polly A Smith, w 8; Wm Glass minor 10; Celestine G Lowe, m 8; Almira Heaton, w 1812 8; Maria B Young, m 8; Phebe L Gross, w 1812 8; Geo W Jenks, surv 1812 8; Sylvanus Walcott, surv 1812 8; Sarah Sill, w 1812 8; Jonathan Boynton, surv 1812 8; Barrett Phelps, surv 1812 8; Julia A Winslow, w 1812 8; Edwin A North, lost 1 hand 18; Henry Spencer, g s w l leg 8; Francis Butts, chron diar 6; Melvin E Blain, ulcers knees var veins leg 4; Joseph E Baker, g s w r arm, 12; John Davy, chron diar res spinl irriation 12;

Rural Hill

Lydia A Green, w 1812 $8; Flora Smith, w 8; Hiram G Brisley, dis heart and lungs 14; Dempster P Griffin, inj to abd and 1 ankle 10; Amaris a Fillmore, cron bron 8; James Hicks, dis liv res dis lungs and heart 18.

Sackets Harbor

Ann C Caufield, m 8; Jane Crouch, m 8; Nancy Beardeley, w 1812 8; Louisa Burlingame; w 8; Andrew j Drake, bron ulcers legs disabd vis deaf 8; Mary Boyd, m 8; Nancy Francis, w 1812 8; Elvira Thompson, w 1812 8; Stephen Forney, surv 1812 8; Matthew Wright, surv 1812 8; Matthew Wright, surv 1812 8; Helen A Butts, w 1812 8; Urial Burlingame, w 1812 8; Jane Read, w 1812 8; Katy A Wilson, w 1812 8; Sarah Moore, w 1812 8; Anar h Barnes, w 1812 8; Nelson Meeks, loss r thigh unable to use artif limb, 24; Chas B Halloway, dis of lungs, 18; Ivan L Spicer, chron diar 4; Wm H Clark, g s wnd l thigh, 6; Frank E Ingalls, dis lungs and rhnm 8; John Broman, g s w l hnd loss index fing 2; Charles Wilder, inj to abd g s w head aff breast 6; Chas Breckman, g s w r hip, 1; David O DeWolf, inj hndd aff spine and neural 17; Thomas A Wyse, dislo l hip and thigh 4; Alvaro Harrinfton, g s w both buttocks 4; Wm McLaughlin, sbl wd hd 4; Henry A Coal, frac r leg 8; Geo Blanning, f 8; Benj F Dempsey, wd r thumb and leg 8; Nancy Reid, w 1812 8;

Smithville

Betsey Hart, w $8; Lucy Elmer, m 8; Chas Tompkins, rheum and chron diar 4; Amy Green, m 8; Louisa Green, m 8; Mary Kellogg, w 1812 8; Mary Murray, w 1812 8; Anna Ramsey, w 1812 8; Daniel Babcock, ebron diar 2; Andrew Kinnier, sunstroke 24;

Three Mile Bay

Castello Spicer, g s w l thigh $4; Joseph Empey, chron rheum and dis bt 10; Gordon Reed, chron diar and mal pois 4; Charles G Rickett, chrom rheum 4; Peter Sheldon, g s w l foot 2; Gardner Smith, wd l hand by cut of as 8; Davis M Mount, loss r leg 18; Orville fish, g s w r hand and l thumb 10; Mary Van Nostraund, w 1812 8; Lucena Breadsell, s 8; Elijah Macomber m 8; Orilia Douglas, m 8.

Woodville

Geo W Smith, surv 1812 $8; Sylvester Tyler, f 8; Chester P Putman, f 8; Hannah Wood, w 1812 8; Joseph W Hitchcock, inj to bk 8; John Hazelwood, g s w rt thigh 4; William Hammon, g s w rt leg 4; Polly Bassinger, m 8; Riley A Duck, dis lungs 18.

Worth Center

Erneline Buckley, m $8; Rowland P Halladay, g s w l thigh 4; Matthew O Cornell, chron rheum 8; Claudius V Halladay, g s w rt hand 4; Matthew O Cornell, chron rheum 8; Claudius V Halladay, g s w rt 4.

Worthville

Abel G Lyon, phthisis pulmonalis $18; John Smith, g s w l forearm 1; Alfred W Tiffany, scrof turn of nk 3; Lemuel M Taber, shl wd r thigh 8; Orilla Streeter, m 8; George Best, g s w l elbow 14.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, Wednesday, November 28, 1883, Page 5, Column 4

Samuel McNitt, Jr.

Died, at his residence near Depauville, Saturday, November 3, 1883, Samuel McNitt, Jr., aged 83 years, 8 months, 9 days. Mr. Samuel McNitt, Jr. was born in the town of Plainfield, Otsego county. At the age of six years he removed with his parents to Smithfield, Jefferson county. When 3`1 years of age Mr. McNitt established a residence in the town of Clayton and has resided upon the same farm since that time, a period of fifty years. Mr. McNitt was a son of Capt. Samuel McNitt who became distinguished for skill and bravery at the battle of Sacketts Harbor in the war of 1812. Capt. McNitt was the recipient of a beautiful sword from the commanding officer, General Brown, in recognition of his heroic conduct at that battle. The sword remained in the hands of members of the family until a few years since, when Samuel McNitt, Jr. sent it to relatives of Gen. Brown living in the west.

Mr. Samuel McNitt, Jr. also served in the war of 1812 as orderly upon the staff of Gen. Brown, and was but 16 years of age at the expiration of his term of service. In politics Mr. McNitt was a Democrat of the old school, and during the past year has frequently a wish that he might live to see a Democratic president, not only elected, but inaugurated. Uncle Sam, as he was familiarly called by nearly all of his friends and acquaintances, was a man of good intellect and one of the clearest and most original thinkers it has ever been the writer's fortune to meet. He will be greatly missed in the community in which he has resided so long, and the wife and three daughters have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, Wednesday, June 11, 1884, Page 5, Column 1

Obituary

Leonard Powers, born in Rutland county Vermont, August 2, 1795, died at his late home in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence county, June 2, 1885, at the age of eight eight years and ten months. In this simple statement every one will note that Mr. Powers in his lifetime had been a witness not only of the growth and development of our county in its unexampled wealth and civilization, but he belonged to that sturdy New England stock which has made the name of America above every other name among the nations. He was an excellent illustration of the New England type of character: thrifty, persevering, honest and sturdy in carrying into action his own thoughts and principals. In his twelfth year his father, Isaac Powers, settled in Denmark, Lewis county, NY, where he took up a tract of land. As a boy his earliest years were occupied in changing a forest into cultivated fields; and his whole active life was spent as a farmer either in Lewis or St. Lawrence counties.

The subject of this sketch was married to Diadema Caldwell; daughter of the late William Caldwell, of Denmark, Lewis county, July 19th, 1815. They had four children, Leonard Powers, a physician, who died at Stone Mills in this county in 1844; Jane Powers who died in infancy, and Isaac P Powers, Esq., and Mrs S.T. Bordwell, wife of the present Street Commissioner of this city. His wife died June 18, 1844. In 1851 he married Sarah Caldwell, his second wife, who survives him.. For the last twenty years he has resided in Gouverneur and in its vicinity.

In business he was a farmer, wherein he had prospered and acquired a competency. In politics, a whig till the formation of the Republican party, since which time he has acted with the Democratic party. He was almost a radical as an advocate of temperance principles. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. In domestic life, he illustrated every virtue. In religion he was known as a Universalist in creed; and as years grew upon him his faith in immortality ripened into a conviction, which seemed to diffuse a peculiar beauty over his life and conversation. Almost the last intelligent words he uttered were these; “ MY hope in the future life is so strong, that it must be true.” This recalls Wordsworth's words:


“Through inland far we be.
Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us wither.”

Funeral services were held at his late residence in Gouverneur Wednesday at two o'clock and his remains were interred beside those of his first wife and of his children who have died, in Brookside cemetery.

Funeral services were held at his late residence in Gouverneur Wednesday at two o'clock and his remains were interred beside those of his first wife and of his children who have died, in Brookside cemetery.

Jefferson County Journal, Adams, NY, Tuesday, May 25, 1886

Mrs. Lucinda Ramsdell, relic of Abner L Ramsdell, of Ellisburg, NY, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Cordelia Bronson, May 21, 1886, after an illness of three hours, aged 79 years. Mrs Ramsdell was a lady highly esteemed and noted for her sterling qualities of mind and heart. During nearly all of her widowhood of thirteen years she has resided with her son, E F Ramsdell, Esq., of this village, frequently visiting her sons, Olney and Henry Ramsdell, of Ohio, and O H Ramsdell, of Binghamton, NY. Thus at a moment's warning has departed a tender and faithful friend, a devoted mother and a humble Christian, relying solely upon the merits of her Redeemer for an entrance to “that sweet rest and home” her soul has so longed for. Rest in peace, dear mother.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, Wednesday, October 13, 1886, Page 4, Column 4

Briefs

Daniel Caulkins, of Lorraine, is one of the few survivors of the war of 1812 and the Battle of Sackets Harbor. He is believed to be the only man living who helped carry the cable from Sackets to Sandy Creek. Mr Caulkins is in his 95th years.

The Watertown Herald, Watertown, NY, Saturday, October 16, 1886

ADAMS

In the last Issue of the Herald we published a report copied from the Adams Journal, concerning Mr. Daniel Caulkins, of Lorraine, which we supposed was authentic, but are now prepared to say that Mr. Amos Tarble, aged 98 years, and who is now living with his granddaughter, Mrs George Isham, of Rodman, was not only engaged in the Battle of Sackets Harbor in the War of 1812, but assisted in carrying the cables from the mouth of Sandy Creek to Sackets Harbor, being at that time the shortest man in the company. Mr. Tarbell enjoys good health and is exceedingly interesting in conversation.

Watertown Herald, Watertown, Jefferson County, NY, Saturday, February 26, 1887, Page 1, Column 7

An Old Settler Gone

Ellisburg, Feb. 25 – Mr. Richard Cheever, one of the oldest settlers of this town, died suddenly at his residence, on the 16th inst., at 4 am, at the advanced age of 92 years. He retained his mental faculties to the last, although nearly blind he was able to transact business, his mind being perfectly clear and his memory good. He was a pensioner of the war of 1812, a strong Universalist, very decided in his convictions of right and lived up to his belief, very frequently walking from his home over a mile distance to church where he was a faithful worshiper holding the office of Deacon for many years. His funeral was attended Friday Feb 18, at 11 am. Eld. L Rice a former pastor from Watertown officiating.

Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, Wednesday, January 23, 1889, Page 8, Column 2

Henderson

Entered into rest at Henderson, January 9th 1889, Mrs Polly White, widow of the late James White, aged about 93 years. She leaves an adopted son and daughter and many friends to mourn her departure. Her remains were interred at Evergreen Cemetery.

Jefferson County Journal, Adams, NY , Tuesday, December 3, 1889, Page 4, Column 3

Died

Brown – In Antwerp, Nov. 22, Ira Brown, aged 94 years.

Jefferson County Journal, Adams, NY, Tuesday, June 24, 1902, Page 5, Column 2

Mrs Josephine Pease received a telegram Friday announcing the death of her oldest son, Willis F Pease, that morning in St. Paul, Minn. He was ill only six hours. Mr. Pease was a railroad man and some 18 years ago was agent at the station here. He was of a genial disposition and left many friends. He leaves a wife and two children, a mother and two sisters to mourn his death. The mother, Mrs Pease, left Friday afternoon for St. Paul.

War Memorial, Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa, Jefferson, NY Created 1910

The list seems to cover Oakwood and Old Theresa cemeteries.

List of Deceased Soldiers Buried in Theresa

Who Served in War of 1776


Amasa Allen
John G. Hellmer
Martin Sheale

Soldiers Who Served in the War of 1812


Abram Morrow
Levi Stearns
Rodney Simmons
Cyrus Parker
John Edens
Isaac Green
Hosea Hough
Aaron Dresser
John Rappole
James Pierce
Jacob Buell
George Snell
Alanson West
Sincea Ball
Isaac Cornwell
Zalmon Pool
Loren L. Soper
Nathaniel Parker
Amos Wheeler
William Crandall
John Rivers
Alonson Doolittle
Jonathan Thompson

U.S. Navy


George Kelsey
Patrick Farrell
Isaac Cornwell
Nathan Huntington

Civil War

10th N.Y. Heavy Artillery


John Seymour
George Putman
Frank Duffany
George Baker
Charles Turner
John Church
Frank Bowen
Don Watson
John Simonds
Webster Hewitt
Charles Ripley
Eurastus Green
Nelson Sheley
Thomas Houghtle
Lewis Duffany
Dilbert Spalsbury
Joseph Garso
Isaac Huntington
Joseph Pierce
E. Wilson
Hiram Townsend
L.R. Russel
Adam Fikes
William S. Curtis
Hiram Tyler
George H. Cosgrove

13th N.Y. Heavy Artillery


William P. Nichols
Francis M. Nichols

1st N.Y. Light Artillery


G. D. Hoover
Frank Robinson

5th N.Y. Heavy Artillery


John Goodenough

35th New York Infantry


Reuben Herrick
Fred Slicker
John Jolly
Fred Allinger
Holland Parker
Walter Thayer
Lewis Finney
George Putman
Holland Britten
Joseph Pierce
August Myers
Julius Butterfield
Alexander Salisbury

94th New York Infantry


Nathan Hildreth
Orren Evans
Nelson Canfield
John Hoover
Charles Pierce
Freeman Phillips
James Pierce
Jacob Barner
Frank Pierce
Riley Witt
Frank Jury
Daniel Ladd
George Babcock
Albert Dickson
George Myers

92nd N.Y. Inf.


Stephen S Nichols

20th NY Calvary


George Chaumont Sargent
Duane Simons
William Tibbles
Lewis Seymour
Chrysler Ahles
Charles Merrill
George Baker
Irvin Tibbles
Calvin Ripley
George Parkhurst
John G Cudworth, Maj
Christopher McIntyre

91st NY


D. D. Augsbury
Isaac R Swartwout
James Cornwell
George B. Cornwell

Agar Jarvis 18th N.Y. Cavalry
Adam Kissel 186th N.Y.
John Zeller 186th N.Y.
Munson Pool 186th N.Y.
Eugene Wilson

Spanish American War


Clark Salisbury
Floyd H. Bretch

The Watertown Re-Union, Watertown, NY, Saturday, July 1, 1911

Arthur Johnson

Carthage, June 30 – Arthur Johnson, a well known resident of the town of Champion, died at his home in Champion village, at 6 Wednesday night. He had been ill for some time. He was aged 78 years, 3 months and 11 days. Mr. Johnson was born in the town of champion, March 17, 1833, a son of the late Dr. John and Jerusha Hill Johnson. In 1855 he went west and south and followed the trade of a printer. When the war broke out he was forced to enlist in the Confederate army, where he served a short time. He succeeded in deserting from the Confederate army and made his way to the Union lines, enlisted in an Iowa regiment, and served throughout the war. After the war continued the trade of printing and worked in many of the states in the central potion of the Union. He remained west until 1898, when his health began to fail and he returned to Champion.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James Simpson of Collinsville, Ill., and a daughter, Miss Mary Johnson of Champion.

Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, NY, Monday Afternoon, September 29, 1919, Page 11, Column 6


Had Been Invalid for 17 Years
Mrs. Joseph Pease Dies at Adams
Fell Asleep on Tuesday
Although 86, She had Retained Mental Faculties To a Remarkable Degree

Adams, Sept 29 – About 6 Sunday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Josephine Williamson Pease, aged 85 years. Mrs Pease had been an invalid for 17 years, having fallen and broken her hip at that time and never able to walk afterward. She fell asleep Tuesday, Sept. 23 and never awaken, her end coming nearly five days later.

Mrs Pease was born near Woodville, a daughter of Thomas and Catherine Williamson, being one of 11 children, two of whom survive her, Charles Williamson of Whitesboro and Mrs. William Stedman of Clifton, Kansas. She married Thoe. Gilbert Pease, who died in service during the Civil war. Six children were born to them, two dying in infancy. Willis Pease of St. Paul, James Leon of Toledo and Mrs Lillie Pease Washburn have died in recent years. One daughter survives her, Mrs. Catherine Pease Preaton with whom she resided.

Mrs Pease had been a member of the episcopal church since childhood and for years had sung in the choirs of this church. She had a keen sense of humor, was a great reader and lover music. Possessed of one of the most cheerful of dispositions and indefatigable courage and determination, she, when left a widow with her children to rear, opened a dress making establishment and with her own unaided efforts educated the with special training in musical lines. Mrs Pease had retained her mental faculties to a remarkable degree. The funeral will be held from the home on Railroad street Tuesday,at 3 pm, Rev Thomas P Gales officiating. Burial will be made in rural cemetery.



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