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Physicians and Surgeons, New York. His location
in practice was in Knowlton township, at Polkville.
He had a large field and was industriously occupied
for about eleven years, — until the spring of 1855, —
when he secured a position in the Patent Office, at
Washington, where he remained until his death. He
never married. In person he was tall and portly. He
was a kind and sympathetic practitioner, but not very
enthusiastic in his profession. Although the acquire-
ment of wealth was a prominent trait in his character,
his professional charges were extremely low. He was
a member of the District Medical Society, joining in

William J. Johnson, whose name is on the roll
of the Warren County Medical Society, was born at
Newton, Sussex Co., March 13, 1805. He was the son
of Judge John Johnson, of Sussex County. His

<MSS. of Dr. J. C. Johu

t Ibid.

classical education was received at Basking Ridge,
and his medical studies pursued with a maternal
uncle in Philadelphia. He was graduated in medi-
cine in 1828 at the University of Pennsylvania;
subject of his thesis, "Lithotomy." He settled at
Jamaica, L. I., in 1828 ; was located at Washington,
in this county, from 1834 to 1845 ; removed to Nyack,
N. Y., and in 1848 to New York City, where he died,
Sept. 22, 1860, in the fifty-sixth year of his age.J

Thomas Bond, a native of Pennsylvania, and a
graduate of the Pennsylvania Medical College of
Philadelphia, practiced for a time in Tennessee, later
had charge of a dispensary in Philadelphia, and in
1854 came to Hainesburg, just after Dr. Wilson re-
moved to Washington, D. C. Dr. Bond continued
his residence there and at Polkville until his death,
which occurred at the latter place, Oct. 25, 1879, at the
age of fifty-seven years. He was very positive in his
ideas, an excellent practitioner, and much relied upon
for counsel by his medical neighbors. He took an
active part in political affairs, and was steadfastly
loyal to the Union when many of his political friends
were distrusted. The excessive labor of his later
years enfeebled him, but his energy kept him at work
long after he was able to endure it. His death was '
caused by chronic phthisis. His only son, Dr. Rob-
ert Bond, is the successor in the practice of his father.

Thomas P. Stewart, one of the founders of the
Warren County Medical Society, was a student of Dr.
Ruel Hampton, and became his partner about 1820,
and when Dr. Hampton left Hackettstown succeeded
him. He acquired a large practice, and is remem-
bered by not a few of the residents of the place with
much respect. He was also a member of the Medical
Society of the State of New Jersey, and was elected
its president in 1840, — the first physician of this
county to enjoy that honor. He was killed in 1846
by being thrown from his sulky.

Hezekiah Stites Woodruff was a descendant
of a family of doctors. His father, whose name he
bore, and who died at Drakesville in 1844, had four
sons in the profession, of whom Hezekiah S. was the
least successful. Although of good natural abilities,
he was averse to the labors of a large practice, and
died poor, at Marksboro', in 1858. He had been lo-
cated there but a short time, and died quite suddenly.
(See also a mention of the Drs. Woodruff in the chap-
ter on the " Medical Profession of Sussex.")

It may be remarked here that, while there is now
no resident physician in Marksboro', no less than seven
have there closed their earthly careers, — viz., Abel
Johnson, John Marvin, David P. Hunt, Gideon
Leeds, Alexander H. Thomson, John N. Dee, and
H. S. Woodruffi*

John N. Dee was a native of Madison, Conn., and
taught school at Andover, Sussex Co., N. J. ; read
medicine with Dr. John Miller, and was a graduate

J Ibid. I Ibid.



of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, N. V.
He settled at Marksboro' in November, 1856. The
exposure of country practice was too severe for his
physical frame; in the February following l>
practed pneumonia, which developed into phthisis
pulmonalis, of which he died. The Susses County
District Mi.ili< ;il Society, of which he was a member,
paused to be erected a tombstone, on which is in-
scribed :

"John X. Dee, M.D.,
Died Haj 22d, I

John Marvin was a school-teacher who essayed

the practice of medicine from knowledge ohtaincd

from the perusal of the medical books of I>r. Abel
Johnson. His Iniatioii w;i- al-o at Marksboro', and

hi- professional r. | .11 1 .1 1 i . . n was mil great, UOr the

period of his practice long. He died, and was buried
at Marksboro', bul no slab indicates the place of his
burial. t

Doctok Stockton before 1790 was practicing
medicine at Hackettatown. He was killed by a fall
from his horse prior to 1795. He is remembered as an
atheist, also as an intimate friend of Archy Stewart,
a prominent resident of the place who was of the same
belief. Stockton's death so affected Stewart that he
sank into a state of melancholy and died soon after.

Doctob Fowler practiced medicine at Hacketta-
town Boon alter L790. lie was educated in Scotland,
from which country he was a refugee for some polit-
ical otfense. lie is represented as a well-educated

man and a good physician with a large practice, lie

lived with Peter Valentine in the stone tavern, above

where the Miller mansion now stands. Be remained
but a few years, when he removed to IVnsacnla, Fla.
William Hampton settled at Hackettatown in

1803. He is spoken of as a man of line appearance.

polished manners, and more than ordinary ability.
lie was twice married, hi- first wife having died he-
fore he came to Hackettatown. He lived with John

Ketiiple until his second marriage, after that in the

old parsonage I since known as the Lozier I louse i, and
later in a house directly opposite. He enjoyed the
confidence of the public ami had aii extensive prac-
tice. He became very fleshy in his later years. He

removed to New York City in 1817, and died s i

after— very suddenly, after a long walk— from over-
exertion and heat. |

I; i i i II LMPTON, a younger brother of Dr. William,
studied medicine with him, and succeeded him pro-

fessionally in 1817. II.' is remembered a- a man of

mark in his prole—ion. Before he settled in practice
he acted as surgeon in the navy in the war of L812,

and took two cruises on board the privateer- "Sara-
toga" and " Paul .lone-." He i- described as a man

of good address, hut on,- who depended entirelj upon

himself and was noted for hi- .strong will, lie was
regarded a- an excellent surgeon. Ilehought a farm

of Abraham Van Syckel at Townsbury, with the ex-
pectation that the county-seat would he located there.

and moved upon it in 1822. IF died shortly after, of
typhus fev.r. aged about thirty-five. i Dr. Thomas
Stewart studied with him;
John B. Beach came to Hackettatown about 1810,

ami lived in a house which stood on the site of Shield's

clothing-store. He kept a store, which, along with
the dwelling, was soon after burned. He then moved
to Newton, Susses Co. Hi- Btay in Hackettatown

was for only about a year. He removed to Su-.x
t lo., V .1. Sei page l'ii.-, of this work. I

Jonathan Axpobd, a native of Warren County,
about tin- close of the war of 1812 moved to Clarks-

ville, X. .1., hut subsequently returned to Warren
County. Date of hi- death i- not known; his wile
died in 1818.

David D. Dildine studied medicine with Dr. J.

D. Dewitt, of Harmony, Warren Co. lie was gradu-
ated at the University of New York in March, 1870,
and soon alter settled at Hope, Warren Co., X. .1.,
where he resided until his death, which occurred,
from typho-malarial fever, about the end of Septem-
ber, 1872. Dr. Dildine was a successful practitioner,
lacking only in physical strength. By his diligence
ami faithfulness in the discharge of his duty he gained

the affections and confidence of many patrons, who
mourned his early departure and their loss of a physi-
cian, a citizen, and a sincere Christian, lie was aged
about twenty-six.'

John COOPER was born at Long Hill, Morris Co.,
X.J., March 24, L765. His father, Daniel, was sheriff
and a justice of the peace in Morris County: his
mother, Ann ( 'ross, was a daughter of the Kev. John
Cross, the first pastor of the Presbyterian Church of
Basking Ridge, X. J., in 1732. After preliminary
study, 1 >r. ( 'ooper commenced the study of medicine ;
was a pupil of Dr. Caleb Halsted, of Connecticut
Farms, Dr. Melanchthon Freeman, of Middlesex Co.,
N. J., and Drs. Richard Bailey and Wright Post, of
New York City. He was license. I to practice in New
.1,1-, \ . Nov. 6, 1787, and immediately afterwards ad-
mitted to membership in the New Jersey Medical So-
ciety. He subsequently removed to Warren County,

locating at what is now l'hillip-hurg. hoarding with

( 'apt. 1 1, urv Bidleman, who lived in an old stone house

on the site now occupied by the line residence of S.
L. Shinier. F.s.i. Here he continued for a U-w year-
in a \oi\ laborious and extended practice, riding over
hills and valleys early and late, hut meeting with

words of encouragement ami approval on ever] side.

It was said by one who knew him "ell that, upon his
first hoard hill Incoming due, ('apt. I'.idleinan sug-
gested to him that "short payments made long
friends," so the doctor bestirred himself to meet his

first important obligation. Suffice it to say. he met
thi- and all future contract-. In November, 1794, he

i uotw t Ibid. : Dr. .i s. Cook"! MSS.

D i ,

■ Di i e. Johneon.



removed to Easton, Pa., where lie spent the remainder
of his life in the active duties of his calling. He mar-
ried, in 1798, Mary, daughter of Arthur Erwiu, of Er-
winna, Pa., who survived him a few years. He had
one son and three daughters. The son, John Cooper,
was also a physician ; one daughter married the cel-
ebrated teacher Rev. John Vauderveer, of Easton ;
the other two married respectively Theodore Paul, of
Belvidere, N. J., and Judge Randolph, of this State.
In 1799, Gov. Mifflin, of Pennsylvania, appointed him
a judge of the Court of Common Pleas, which office he
held for more than forty years. In 1829 the Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania conferred upon him the honorary
degree of Doctor of Medicine, — a distinction so rare
and carefully conferred by that institution as to in-
dicate the distinction he had acquired as a medical

Henry H. Southard was the third son of Hou.
Isaac and grandson of Hon. Henry Southard, of Rev-
olutionary fame. Dr. Southard was a native of Bask-
ing Ridge, Somerset Co., N. J. He was graduated at
the West Point Military Academy, but instead of en-
tering the army turned his attention to the study of
medicine under the instruction of his uncle, Dr. Sam-
uel L. Doty, of his native place. He received his de-
gree of M.D. (Jefferson Medical College, Philadel-
phia) in 1832 or 1833. After practicing a short time
at Danville, Morris Co., he removed to Asbury (1834) ;
his stay there was brief, thence removing to the county-
seat, where (in 1838) he formed a partnership with
Dr. Abernethy, and also married Miss Louisa Max-
well,* the daughter of John S. Maxwell, Esq., of
Phillipsburg. In 1843 he removed to the last-named
place, locating in the " old stone house," formerly the
property of the Bullman family. There he practiced
until 1845, when he went to Reaville, but two years
later removed to Somerville, where he maintained an
active practice until his death. He was a man of fine
abilities, both natural and acquired; of small stature,
but erect and with a manly bearing. He was a mem-
ber of the State Medical Society, twice a censor, and
was connected with district medical societies of both
Warren and Hunterdon Counties. His remains re-
pose in a cemetery on the banks of the Raritan, at
Somerville, where a stone bears this inscription :

"Henry Southard,


March 27, 1811,

Oct. 13, 1859."

Frederick P. Sheppard came to Asbury, a young
man of good repute and knowledge, from Hampton
Junction, Hunterdon Co. His parents lived there,
and Asbury was his first location. He died much
lamented May 12, 1869, aged twenty-four years, six
months, and eleven days, having been born Nov. 1,

* After liia death nhe became th<
where she now realdee.

vifo .if John Hall, of Somerville

1844. He was buried in the Asbury cemetery, where a
beautiful marble obelisk commemorates his memory.

Jacob Winters, son of Jacob Winters, of Broad-
way, Warren Co., was graduated at the University of
Pennsylvania, and located at Mount Pleasant, Hun-
terdon Co., where he practiced with good prospects of
success from 1852 to 1855, when, his health failing,
he went to his fathers home at Broadway, where he
died. His wife was a daughter of Rev. Jacob Cast-
ner, of Washington, N. J. They had one child.f

Daniel W. Fangboner, son of John and Ellen,
was born at Montana, Harmony township, this county,
June 1, 1842. After attending the public schools of
Harmony and Belvidere he entered the. office of Dr.
James D. Dewitt, of Harmony, in May, 1866. He was
graduated from the University of New York City in
March, 1869, and commenced the practice of his pro-
fession at Montana, which he continued with ardor
until 1872, when he was prostrated by an attack of
typhoid fever, from which he died August 6th, at
Harmony. He was buried at Oxford. He was mar-
ried to Miss Carrie Cunningham, of Oxford, but died
childless. " Had he lived he would beyond doubt
have been one of the first in his profession in Warren
County. "J

Thomas M. Bartolette, youngest son of Rev.
Charles Bartolette, was born at Flemington, N. J.,
Nov. 4, 1827 ; read medicine with his brother
Charles at Milford, and was graduated at Jefferson
Medical College in 1855. He commenced his profes-
sional life at Mount Pleasant, but in April, 1864, re-
moved to Asbury, Warren Co., where he died, Sept.
29, 1866. He was buried at Milford. He married
Miss Amy K., daughter of Henry W. Johnson, Esq.,
in 1855, and left one child, Evangeline. He was a
member of the District Medical Society of Hunter-
don County.

Robert Richey, son of William, was born near
Asbury. He was a brother of the Hon. Augustus
Richey, of Trenton. About the year 1838, Robert
began to prepare for a medical career under the
tutelage of Dr. H. H. Abernethy, of Greenwich town-
ship, Warren Co., and was graduated in 1841. Soon
after his graduation he was attacked by typhoid fever,
which terminated his life. Liberally educated, dig-
nified, and courteous, he promised to occupy a lead-
ing position in his profession, but death cut short
these hopes. " His death was much lamented by a
host of admiring friends."

Cyrus Arndt was a native of Warren County,
born near Washington, Oct. 6, 1821, of German ex-
traction, his parents being John and Ann Arndt. Dr.
Arndt spent his early years on his father's farm, but
on attaining manhood commenced the study of med-
icine with Dr. McLenahan of Hampton Junction.
He graduated in New York, and practiced his pro-
fession about six months at Peapack, Somerset Co.,

t Dr. John Bhm

I Dr. J. H. Griffith.



where he died Oct. iiti, l.S4o, aged twenty-four pears
and fourteen days. He was buried in the Methodist
Episcopal churchyard at Asbury.

Samuel (ii.i;\\ was graduated at Union Colli ■
in l-il; then, with the ministry in prospect, he en-
tered and in due time was graduated from the Prince-
ton Theological Seminary. He Boon after took the
pastorate of a church at Pottstown, Pa. : but niter two
years' Bervice, owing to an affection of the throat, he
resigned his charge, He then came to Stewartsville,
in this county, and entered the office of Dr. James < '.
Kennedy as a Btudent of medicine; he was also a
pupil of Drs. I'nstiiii, hi' Chilwuy, X. Y., and Horace
Green, of New York < lity. After the usual course lie
was graduated at Castleton, Vt.. in November, 1851,
and settled at New Village, Warren Co., X. J., Boon
after; practiced there for three and a half years,
then for sis months at Broadway, this county, and at
Washington from that time until his death. He mar-
ried in 1856, at Broadway, Miss Marj Wurne. His

willow and three children survive him. Dr. Glenn
was a genial, warm-hearted man and a promising
physician, but an carlv death put an end to lii- ii-i

fulness. He was a native of Saratoga, N. Y.. being
born Nov. 1, 1818.

.John Lkavi it. formerly located in Warren ( lounty,
was born Dec. 8, 1818, at North Hampton, N. II. Hi
came to. New Hampton, X". J., in |.s-li>. taught school,
read medicine (with Dr; R. M. McLenahan), attended
'..Hues in the winters ni' 1844-45 and 1845-46, and

was graduated at the a ner commencement. In

July, 1846, he located at Asbury, and was associated
as a partner with I >r. Alfred Gale. In July, 1847,
the partnership was dissolved, and lie removed to
Finesville and took the Seld then recently vacated
by Dr. Simeon S. Dana. He followed his profession
there for six years, when he removed to Jerseyville,

Allien-. Co., Ohio. Meanwhile he had married, at

Bellefontaine, Ohio, Miss Atarah Smith, a native of
Hunterdon <'"., N. J. His Btay was brief; in Feb-
ruary, 1854, he returned to New Jersey, and located
at Baptisttown, Hunterdon Co., where he practiced
nniil his last sickness and death, April 1. 1876, from
pneumonia. He was buried in the Frenchtown cem-

eter\ . lie hit a \\ iduw and a sun and daughter ; the

latter married a boh of ex-Sheriff Chamberlain, of
Hunterdon. Dr. Leavitl was a very successful prac-
titioner, acquired considerable property, was plain in
hi- manners and dress, but polite and affable, lie
was much respected by the profession, and loved and
honored bj the community in which he practiced.
He was a member of the Hunterdon Count] Medical

Cornelius B. Bobbins, whose life was pre ■

turely and tragically ended, was born in Greenwich
township, of this county, the aon of Robert Robbins.

lie commenced the Study of medicine in 1882 with
Dl i H. Griffith'! aSS.

In. II. If. Abernethy, and was graduated at the Jef-
ferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1835. After
remaining with his pn 1 1 ptor a short time he located
at Nanticoke, Pa., where he enjoyed a lucrative prac-
tice for about eighteen yi are, and until his death. He
and his Bister were out riding one evening, when upon
, through a woods which then covered the
mountains bis horses became frightened, ran away,
and both were thrown from the carriage, he sustain-
ing such injury that he died before morning, in a dis-
mal forest, far from a human habitation. He was un-
married; and, although he died comparatively young,
by the energetic prosecution of his profession, coupled
with fortunate financial speculations, a very consider-
able sum was left to his relatives. " Thus prematurely

went down of the brightest stars that ever rcse

towards the zenith of the medical profession."t

Charles Colling^ Jennings, although lo-
cated at East ni. Pa., may properly be accounted as
a Warren County physician, for he enjoyed for many
years an extensive practice, not Onlj in Phillipsburg,
but .dl along the I (elaware from that place to Riegels-

ville. Although he had to i ipete on all Bides with

aide physicians, yet his practice extended over an
ana ul nearly twenty miles square, and his consulta-
tion was sought from a still greater distance, He
was born about twelve miles from Bridgeport, Conn.,
Dec. 2, 1806, and died at his residence in Easton,

March 16, 1875, alter a short but violent attack of
typhoid pneumonia. He was interred in the ceme-
tery of that place. He was a laborious, 3elf-sacri-
and skillful physician; was noted for his phil-
anthropy, his warm heart, and his manly virtues ;
he was a man of culture, of literary tastes, and a

consistent mber of the Presbyterian Church. His

first wife (Miss Robbins, of Philadelphia died in

|s|.". : his -i ml. Rachel Long, and three children

survive him.J

Thomas Darling received his preliminary educa-
tion at his native place. Morristown. N..1.. and began
the study of medicine with l>r. Jcptha Munn. Later
he was under tin- instruction of Professor Valentine
Mi. ii. ..I New York City, in which city lie matricu-
lated in 1828, at tin- age of twenty-four, having been
I s.pt. it, 1804. The same year of his gradua-
tion he settled in Warren County, at Danville. For
five years he there engaged in active practice, then
removed to Richmond, In. I. After three years' ab-
sence he returned, locating at Hope, in this county,

and there practice. 1 hi- profession lor -.\.n year-.

From 1844 to 1847 he was located at Asbury, after
which he relinquished the practice of medicine en-
tirely. At one time he resided in Virginia, where he
owned considerable real estate; but in 1873 he took
up hi- residence in Easton, Pa., and died there Aug.

s. 1877, of inflammation of the kidneys, after an ill-

t [bid.

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ness of only four days. He was buried in the Easton
cemetery. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth
Malcolm Darling. Dr. Darling was twice married, —
first to Miss Sidney A., daughter of William Hibbler,
of Hope, in 1S83, by whom he had four sons and two
daughters ; second, to Miss Matilda L., youngest
daughter of Isaac Smith, of Easton, in 1857, by
whom he had one child only, a daughter, since de-
ceased. Dr. Darling was a cultured, well-read man
as well as a skillful physician, and, possessed of a
cheerful disposition and frank, cordial manners, he
was an agreeable associate. Up to his last sickness he
■was most active, — remarkably so for a man of his

J. Marshall Paul, son of the late Thomas Paul,
of Belvidere, was born in that village, Jan. 2, 1800.
After an excellent academic education he went to
Philadelphia, and entered the office of Dr. Parrish,
and graduated in the Medical Department of the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1824 he
went (with Dr. John Rodman Paul) to Europe with
a view of pursuing his professional studies. Two
years were spent there, principally in Paris. Upon
his return to this country he settled in Philadelphia,
soon took a good position, and gained a large practice.
In 1846, Dr. Paul having inherited a comfortable
estate, and having suffered in health from constant
work, gave up practice and retired to his beautiful
country-seat, in his native town. He was an elder in
the Presbyterian Church a great portion of his life,
and in commemoration of his mother he erected the
Stadleman Institute. Dr. Paul died of natural decay,
without definite disease of any kind, retaining, until
within a few hours of his death, his mind unclouded.
His wife and most of his family had preceded him to
the tomb. He left behind him two daughters and a
son, Dr. J. Marshall Paul, a successful practitioner of
medicine in Belvidere.

William B. McCullough was a native of Asbury,
and practiced there from 1834 until 1837. He was
also one year at Broadway, this county, — 1842—43. He
removed to Ohio, and about 1872 emigrated to Cali-
fornia, where he died.

William E. Mulhollan came to Asbury in 1841,
from Northampton Co., Pa. After three years' prac-
tice he removed to Brooklyn, N. Y., where until his
death he followed his profession. He died May 8,

Christopher Mackey was a native of Asbury,
and the son of John K. and Sarah Ann Mackey. After
a due course of study he was graduated at the College
of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and
commenced the practice of his profession in his na-
tive town about 1859. In 1860 he removed to Dan-
ville, this county ; the next year he returned to
Asbury, and there died, April 6, 1862, in the prime
of life and in the midst of his usefulness. He was
born in 1834. He was buried in the " Valley" church-
yard, near New Hampton, N. J. He left no family.

John Sharp, son of Jacob Sharp, was a native of
Greenwich township, in this county. He studied
medicine with Dr. William Shipman, of Warren
County ; attended lectures at the Philadelphia Medi-
cal College, graduating M.D. in the spring of 1854.
He immediately located at Finesville, this county,
but after four years' practice removed to Phillipsburg,
there practicing medicine and also engaging in the
lumber business. He died very soon after locating in
the city last named. He married a Miss Shinier, by
whom he had one child; now a student at Lafayette
College. Dr. Sharp was a young man of splendid

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