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Death Records from an Old Diary, 1772-1778

A Diary from April, 1772, to April, 1778, kept by Miss Jemima Condict of Essex County, was presented last year to the New Jersey Historical Society by Mr. Samuel W. Baldwin, Vice-President of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co., of Newark, great-grandson of the Aaron Harrison whom Miss Condict married, as stated below. Among many personal features, including neighborhood occurrences, it gives dates of deaths of various persons in the vicinity where she resided in Essex County, and these, now arranged in alphabetical order, are given below, although in some instances the dates are not precise.

Miss Condict was the third child of Col. Daniel Condict and Ruth, daughter of Samuel Harrison, and was born Aug. 24, 1754. Daniel Condict was a Lieut.-Colonel in the Revolution and eldest son of Samuel Condict, who first located lands between the First and Second Mountains in Essex County. The year the diary closes Miss Condict married (1778) Major Aaron Harrison, as his first wife, but she died a year after marriage, Nov. 14, 1779.

Deaths Noted, Chiefly in Essex County

Acorn, William, killed by Indians, 1776.

Baldwin, Eleanor, Oct. 14, 1776.
Baldwin, Josius, May 15, 1772, young.
Baldwin, Robert, Nov. 16, 1772.
Baldwin, Sarah, May 15, 1773.
Beach, Enoch, three children of, Aug., Sept., 1776.
Bose, Abigail, Sept. 17, 1773.
Brown, Widow, Oct. 4, 1777.
Burrel, Amos, child of, Aug. 29, 1776.

Canfield, Benjamin, soldier, Sept., 1776.
Chapman, Mr., child of. May 1, 1773.
Condict, David, Apr., 1777.
Condict, Eunice, Mar. 8, 1774.
Condict, Jonathan, two daughters of, Sept. 4 and 9, 1776.
Condict, Jotham, Apr. 25, 1772, aged 12 yrs, 1 mo.
Condict, Matthew, May 4, 1774.
Condict, Samuel, Nov., 1776.
Condit, Caleb, Apr., 1777.
Crane, Elizabeth, Oct. 13, 1776.
Crane, Moses, Sept. 28, 1776.
Crane, Samuel, child of, Aug., 1776.
Crane, Thomas, Sept. 28, 1775; young man, "suddenly killed."
Crane, Timothy, Aug. 30, 1776.

Dod, John, child of, 1776.
Dod, Samuel, Apr. 24, 1773.

Freeman, Abel, child of, 1776.
Freeman, Isaac, two children of, Aug., 1776.
Freeman, Jabez (son of John), 1776.
Freeman, Jared, Aug. 16, 1776.
Freeman, John, child of, Aug. 17, 1776.
Freeman, John, Sept. 3, 1776.
Freeman, John, widow of, 1776.
Freeman, Joseph, two children of, Sept., 1776.
Freeman, Moses, Oct. 5, 1776.
Freeman, Thomas, daughter of, Sept. 2, 1776.

Gold, John, Nov. 17, 1772.

Harrison, "Grandfather," Sept. 15, 1776, aged 93.
Harrison, James, June 25, 1777.
Harrison, Martha, Oct. 9, 1776.
Hatfield, Mrs. Caleb, April, 1777.
"Hatfield's child," Apr. 26, 1773.

Jones, James, child of, Sept. 27, 1776.

Lamson, Eleazer, child of, Oct., 1772.
Lamson, Widow, Nov. 21, 1772.
Luis ( ?) David, soldier, Sept., 1776.

Morris, Steven, soldier, Sept., 1776.

Ogden, Nathaniel, Sept. 25, 1777.
Ogden, Samuel, Jan., 1777.

Pestedo, Mrs. John, Jan., 1778.
Pierson, Joseph, child of, Aug. 30, 1776.

Ready, Silas, 1776.
Regs, Johey, Sept., 1776 (also two children same month).
Row, Stephen, June 11, 1773.

Smith, Isaac, child of, Sept., 1776.
Smith, John, child of, Sept. 4, 1776.
Smith, Samuel, child of, Aug. 25, 1776.
Soverel, Jane, Jan. 20, 1777.
Spear, John, Sept. 29, 1776.
Stage, Thomas, Sept. 27, 1776.

Taylor, Nathaniel, child of, Sept., 1776.
Tomkins, Mrs. Jonathan, Sept., 1776.

Ward, Widow, Mar. 15, 1774.
Williams, Jabez, child of, Sept. 6, 1776.
Williams, Mrs. Joseph, Sept. 10, 1776.
Williams, Martha, May 18, 1772 (wife of Jotham Williams)
Williams, Ruth, child of, Sept. 21, 1776.

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Source: Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, New Series, Volume IX, 1924

 



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