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had in view. This invitation was accepted by Mr.
Allen, and religious services were held in the stone
academy on the corner of Third and Greenwich
Streets for more than a year afterwards.

The church was organized Aug. 29, 1849, the follow-
ing persons constituting its first membership : Dr. J.
Marshall Paul and wife, Theodore S. Paul and wife,
Dr. R. Byington and wife, Mrs. Allen and daughter,
Mrs. Edwin R. Crane, and one or two others. Of
this original membership but three (namely, Theo-
dore S. Paul, Mrs. Crane, and Miss Allen) still sur-
vive, and the first named is the only one still retaining
membership. Prior to the organization a sermon was
preached by Rev. Joel Parker, D.D., of Philadelphia.

The persons above named were then constituted
into the "Second Presbyterian Church of Belvidere,"
after which they chose by a unanimous vote Dr. J.
Marshall Paul to fill the office of ruling elder. The
church espoused that form of Presbyterianism known
as "New School," and became connected with the
Fourth Presbytery of Philadelphia. The legal or-
ganization was effected July 26, 1850, the following-
named persons being elected trustees, — viz., Drs. By-



; By Charles Douglas, present reclor.



TOWN OF BELVEDERE.



543



ington and Paul, John Stuart, Ephrairn Camp, \. B.
Randolph, Theodore S. Paul, and ferae! Harris.

The corner-stone of the present church edifice was
laid An-. 29, L849. Rev. Dr. Joel Parker delivered
on eloquent address, after which Hon. Daniel Haines,
Governor of New Jersey, deposited the box, accom-
panying the ceremony with some appropriate remarks.

The building is of the Swiss model, and i iparea

favorably with any village church in New Jersey.
The dedicatory service, iinv held July LO, L850, the
pennon being preached bj Rev. Albert Barn

Philadelphia. On the evening of the sa lay Rev.

Edward Allen was installed pastor, the sermon being
preached bj Rev. .lame-. I 1 . Wilson. I >. I ».. then one
of the professors in the Union Theological Seminary

in New York City. Dr. K. Byington and II Ion

S. Paul wire at the same time ordained ruling elders
of the church. Jan. 21, 1866, Gen. Robert McAllister,
E. L. Campbell, and [srael Harris were ordaii
the eldership, and again May 21, 1871, Geoi ;i C
Koney, Levi Rehrer, William II. Morrow, and Sam-
in I Rees were ordained as ruling ciders, in' those
peis. ins who have held rule in this cburcb, Hrs. Ii\ i 1 1 ir-
tnii and Paul are deceased, and Messrs. McAllister,

Campbell, and Koney bave removed to oilier place-:

bo that the present eldership consists of Messrs. Theo-
dore S. Paul, Hani-. Rees, Morrow, and Rehrer.
Rev. Edward Allen continued in the pastors

October, 1852, when he resigned, and was su led

in June, 1858, by Rev. F, F. Ellinwood, at present one
of the secretaries ot the board of foreign missions
of the Presbyterian < Ihurch. This was his lir>t charge,

and bis ordination to the work of the gospel mini-try

took place June 21, 1858. Mr. Kllinw

extern led to November, 185 I, when he was sua i eded
l.\ Rev. J. Addison Whitaker, who in turn was suc-
ci eded in April, 1859, by Rev. II. S. Osborn. Dr.
Osborn was elected to a chair in the faculty of Lafay-
ette t lollege, and resigned bis charge here in Septem-
ber, L866.

Rev. S. VV. Dana was elected pastor of the church
in November, 1 866, and at once began hi- p

work. His mini-try was most successful, upwards of
60 persons uniting with the church during the year

and a half of his pastorate.

Rev. S. A. Hoyt, Jr., was installed April 22, L869;

in d A pril, 1S70. Ke\ . .1. \|. \ nderson was

elected pa-tor July I. 1870, and conti id Buch till

\ pril. L874, when he removed to Matt a wan. N. J. lie

was succeeded bj Rev. J, M. Maxwell, who-,' pasto-
rate ended July I. 1880, and that of Rev. Joseph II.
I )u lie-, the present pastor, began Jan. 24, 1881.

I'pon the rearrangement of Synods and Presbyte-
ries consequent on the union of the two branches of
the Presbyterian Church, in 1870, it became part of
the Presbj terj of Newton.

The present board of trustees consists of J. T.
Kern, President; William II. Morrow, Secretary and
Treasurer; Theodore S. Paul, Israel Hani-, and A.



I'.. Randolph. Services have I a regularly main-
tained every morning and .veiling since the dedica-
tion of the present edifice.

From 1870 to 1880 the li - show that

over $24,000 have been raised for congri gational pur-
poses, and $5600 contributed to the different boards
of the church. It may be remarked that this church
has never had a debt. The value of the church prop-
erty is about $5000.

In i<7o. Dr. J. Mar-ball Paul conveyed to the
ir. h the magnificent property

known a- "The Stadleman Institute,'' compi

about three acres of land and a large stone building,

which is elsewhere described. The old pars
property was -old for $2500, to which sum the con-
ci added a- much more, and the $5000 was

expended in erecting an extension to the institute

building, and in converting it into a convenient par-
It i- now considered on.- of the most desir-
able man- - connected with any Presbyterian Church

in New Jersey.

Since it- organization the church ha- received into
it- communion 228 persons on profession of their faith,
and 124 by letter from other churches. It- present

membership i- 1 18.

The principal Sabbath-school has a roll of about 100

scholarsand teachers. Dr. Paul was its superintend-
ent from 1850 to 1880, when al his death he was suc-
ceeded b mi incumbent, .Iu.1l.- William 1 1 .
Morrow.

VT.— CEMETERIES.

There are nominally two cemeb ries in the town of
Belvidere. Thi "I nion," from the i lumcnts and

tombstones of which we give a i\-w name- and date-.

is located ..ii the northeast side of the town, north of

t Ixfonl Street :

William Anderson, died .1. dlodJune

20, 1872, aged IS; Lieut. Samuel II Lodor, 7th U. S. Infantry, barn
Jan'j ! Fori Benton, U. r., Juno :'.", 1879 i

was presented to him by tlio clUnns of Montana for his bravory in

it, 1879,
mmandod;'' Willi. mi Armil
i| Howroy, dli I Di
II...

born Docembor 24, 17 :. ill Paul,

i .i ., Januar] mber 18, 1879; William I

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. . lened heai i- no a

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. id, o i .bei :. i: • '. died Septeml
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Wini. .i..,in lprll7,1827,dleda i ' . .11.-1

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544



WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.



S. Vols., born July 19, 1S34, died May 16, 1863, in battle of Chancel-
lorsville: Juhu P. Kibble, died Feb'y 9, I860, aged 81; Nelson John-
ston, born Feb'y 17, 1S17, died August 17, 1S64; John Jewell, died
August, 1834, aged 55; John Hull, born January 5, 1S03, died Nov.
19, 1844; Frederic); Perkins Sheldon, d ied April 14, 183S, aged 30;
Joseph Gorman, Ensign in the Revolution, died January 10, 1838,
age S5; John Dietrick, died Jan'y 15, 1S44, age 71; John Paxson,
died March 12, 1S6G, ago 69; John Ottwein, died October, 1870, age
SO; Johu Higgins, died April II, 1S59, ago 72; George Green, M.D.,
born February 1, 1790, died April 30, 1S59 ; John P. Eobeson, born
November 17, 1793, died May 6, 1836; Charles S. Eobeson, born No-
vember 7, 1796, died November 6, 1S36; Hon. John P. B. Maxwell,
born September 3, 1S04, died Nov. 14, 1845 ; John M. Sherrerd, born
September 6, 1794, died May 26, 1871 ; Jacob Kleinhaus, died October
31, 1835, aged 55; Chapman Warner, died April 26, 1860, age 07;
Henry Butts, died June 15, 1876, age SI ; Henry Butz, died March
17, 1843, age S9; Peter Kleinhaus, died May 15, 1870, age 80; Peter
Smith, died October 11, 1861, age 80; John Stewart, born in Scotland
March 4, 1789, died July 14, 1S58 ; Anthony B. Kobeson, born March
9, 1811, died April 2, 1803; John E. Hilton, Assistant Surgeon 15th
N. J. Tols., aged 27, died at White Oak Church, Va., March 17, 1863
[the monument to his. memory was erected by the officers of his
regiment] ; William E. Sharp, aged 51 ; Christopher Sharp, born July
19, 1767, died Sept. 20, 1S50; Jeremy Mackey, born January 10, 1774,
died October 30, 1850; Philip Fisher, died May 16, 1838, aged 72;
Abyah Hunt, at first a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and then a
midshipman in the navy, died April 9, 1852, ago 91 ; William P.
Clark, M.D., died Sept. i, 1857, aged 61; William Race, died April
10, 1861, age 75; Andrew Lommason, Jr., born December 11,1827,
died April 15, 1846; Lawrence Lommason, born Sept. 27, 1817, died
August 27, 1861 ; Joseph P. Suarls, born Feb'y 13, 1S09, died October
25,1876; John Young, born July 30, 1779, died July 28, 1S01 ; George
Hemenover, died April 3, 1855, age 55; Roderick Byiugton, M.D.,
died August IS, 1S72, age 73 ; Edwin Crane, born Feb'y 23, 1818, died
Oct. 23, 1871 ; John C. Crane, born Doc. 29, 1704, died Aug. 13, 1871 ;
Joseph Norton, born Dec. 24, 1788, died March 13, 1873 ; William
Allbright, died March 4, 1872, age 77.

VI1\— SOCIETIES AND CORPORATIONS.
WARREN LODGE, No. 13, A. F. A. M.,

was instituted by dispensation Jan. 4, 1826, in the
garret of J. P. Ribble (now Belvidere House), by
Samuel J. Read, in accordance with the following

"DISPENSATION.

" To all whom it may concent.
"Bo it known, that I, Samuel J. Bead, Grand Master of the Grand
Lodge of the State of New Jersey, in compliance with the petition and
recommendations of my worthy Brethren, Jared Sexton, J. Kinney, Jr.,
Jacob Summers, David Swayze, George Green, John Hutchings, and
Peter Kleinhaus, do hereby, by virtue of the authority vested in me by
the Graud Lodge of New Jersey, freely authorize them to hold a Lodge
at Belvidere, to be called 'Warren Lodge,' with full power to enter,
pass, and raise freemasons and do all matters and things which apper-
tain to a regular warranted Lodge, and I" do hereby appoint Brother
David Swayze to bo the first Master, Brother Georgo Green to be the first
Senior Warden, and Brother Jared Sexton to be the first Junior Warden,
and the Lodge so authorized are permitted to continue their labor until
the meeting of the Grand Lodge, and no longer, unless a warrant of con-
stitution be granted. They will in all respects govern themselves ac-
cordiug to rules, regulations, and By-laws of the Grand Lodge of New
Jersey, and the general land marks of the order, and for so doing this
shall be your sufficient authority. Witness the hand of the Graud Master
of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, this fourth day of January, 1826."

The following-named persons belonged to the lodge
prior to 1826 : David Swayze, W. M. ; George Green,
S. W. ; Jared Sexton, J. W. ; John Hutchings, S. D. ;
Jacob Summers, J. D. ; John Kinney, Jr., Secretary;
Peter Kleinhaus, Treasurer; Charles Lewis, Samuel
Wilson, William Summers, James Davison, Jr., Rob-
ert Davison, Ephraim Camp. These were the first
officers and members of old "Warren Lodge."



The next meeting of the lodge was held Jan. 26,
1S26, at the house of Henry Smith, in Belvidere, when
the visiting brethren were E. R. Banks and George
G. Sickels, of Olive Branch Lodge, and E. H. Swayze,
Gideon Leeds, and William C. Morris, of Hope Lodge.
Leeds was Master, Morris Senior Warden, and Swayze
Junior Deacon of Hope Lodge.

At this meeting Peter Kleinhaus was elected treas-
urer, John Kinney secretary, John Hutchings Se-
nior Deacon, and Jacob Summers Junior Deacon.

Several communications of the lodge were held at
various houses of members, but April 19th it met at
the lodge-room, which had been previously engaged
and prepared. Where the room was the record does
not show.

Regular communications were held in their lodge-
room till March 26, 1828. The Master's gavel is not
heard again in the east until Saturday, July 15, 1848,
when the craft are assembled with the following offi-
cers, appointed to take charge of a reorganized lodge :

James W. Harvey, W. M. ; Usal 0. Swayze, S. W. ; James I. Brown, Jr.,
J. W.; Jacob Sharp, Secretary; William E. Sharp, Treasurer; M. R.
Butts, Senior Deacon; J. P. Ribble, Junior Deacon; and John Linn,
Tyler.

The following is a complete list of the Worshipful
Masters from 1849 to 1881, inclusive :

W. R. Sharp, 1849; John Dill, 1850-61 ; Jacob Sharp, 1852-53; Rev. J.
H. Black, 1854-55 ; H. S. Goodwin, 1856; S. S. Clark, 1857-58; Robert A.
Boyd, 1S59 ; Edwin R. Crane, 1860-63 , Jesse King, 1864-65 ; R. T. Drake,
1866-67; Samuel Eees, 1S68-69; W. M Maberry, 1870-71; Martin Free-
man, 1872-73; John Simerson, 1874-75; John H. King, 1876, 1877, 1880,
1881; William R. Lair, 1S78-79.

Present membership, 124. The regular communi-
cations of the lodge are held on the Friday evening
on or before the full of the moon in each month, in
" Masonic Hall," third story of the Warren Journal
building, on Front Street, Belvidere. The present
officers (1881) are :

John H. King, P. M., W.M.j James A. Britton, S. W.; Samuel 0.
Wittie, J. W.; Richard T. Drake, Secretary; Simon Wade, Treasurer;
E. M. Bcasley, S. D.; Nicholas Harris, J. D.; William Salmon, Elias J.
Mackey, M. of C. ; Benjamin F. Howey, John Simerson, Stewards; James
M. Snyder, Tyler.

BELVIDERE LODGE, No. 58, KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS,

was organized June 27, 1871, in Odd-Fellows' Hall.
The charter members were Richard T. Drake, Samuel
Rees, James M. Snyder, William K. Bowers, Sharps
Mellick, William Good, Jacob Willever, William
Sperry, George Suydam, Stephen Tucker, J. Stewart
Wilson, Eleazer P. Dickey.
The first officers were :

V. P., Richard T. Drake; W. C, Samuel Eees; W. V. C, James M.
Snyder ; W. R. S., Sharps Mellick ; W. F. S., William Good ; W. B., Wil-
liam K. Bowers; W. G., Jacob Willever; W. I. S., William Sperry; W.
O. S., George Suydam.

The successive presiding officers have been :

James M. Snyder, Jacob Willever, William Sperry, Aaron McCammon,
Edward C. Coleman, Henry J. Miller, Abram Ackermau, William M.
Cyphers, Samuel Keen, Reuben N. Strouse, Richard T. Drake, Elbridgo G.
Wire,* Matthew A. Howard, William N. Furman, Elisha Bind.

* Elected four successive terms.



TOWN OF BELVTDERE,



545



The present officers are :

C.C., Kout.cn N.Strouao; V. C, Martin Swartswelloi ; P.,8ai
M. nt A., Jaaon K. Wlldrick; K. of B. and 8, Sharpa UelUck; M.of K.,
ii. mi B. Bali : M.ol i.., a.. i in UcCammon; 1. G., William N I
0. Q., Jacob Wlllovor.

The lodge i U everj Tuesday evening in itseastle-

hall on Water Street. The present number of mem-
bers is 50. The lodge is working successfully in the
amplified form, and a fresh impetus ha been
the institution by reason thereof. Accessions are
being niiiile at almost every meeting, and a deep and
growing interest i- manifested by the members.

co> iw\ i Ro i i, i . o o i

This lodge was instituted Oct. 5, 1842, and is one of
the oldest lodges in the State. Six lodges in the sur-
rounding country have grown out of this one.' It bas
furnished two of the Grand Masters for the State,—
viz., Daniel Q. Fitch in L846,and [srai I Harris in L862.
Mr. Harris has also served thi lodgi as representative
to the Grand Lodge of the United state- for three
term-. During the existence of this lodge it has re-
ceived over 600 members. The Lodge has disbursed
large sums of ney to its sick and distressed mem-
bers. The present membership is 75.

BELVIDERE BANK.

III. Belvidere Bank was chartered by act of the
Legislature, Feb. 13, 1880. The commissioners ap-
pointed by the acl were Matthias < >. I falsted, Nathan
I 'i'. < reorgi i rreen, John I. Blair, and Abraham
Warne, who were authorized to open books of sub-
scription to the capital stock of $50,000, after adver-
tising the same in the newspapers published in Belvi-
dere, Morristown, and Trenton. Books of subscription

wereope I Maj 17, L880, and the stock subscribed,

not, however, without considerable efforl on the part
of John I. Blair to effect thesame, Among the origi-
nal subscribers to the stock al this time there are hut
si\ living, and they nearly all of one family: John I.
Blair, Mrs. Nancj Blair wife of John 1. Blair . Rob-
ert Blair, James Blair, Abraham McMurtrie, Jr., and
George Kej ser.

The largest stockholders were John I. Blair, who
lubscribed for 250 shares, and Blair <$ Wilson, John
Kinney, Jr., and Peter W. Blair 100 shares each, and
Hon. Carrel I). Wall for 50 -hare-. The first
bf directors were John M. Sherrerd, Dr. '
preen, .lames Blair, Nathan Stiger, Wilson Hunt,
Ross i 'rane, Peter Kleinhaus, John Young, I
R, King, Jeremy Mackcy, and John Kinney, Jr.

The lirst president elected was John Kinney, Jr.,
who held the office until the day of his death, in 1850.
John I, Blair was then elected to till the vacancy,
ami has held the position evet since. Mr. Blair was
the vice-president during the last years of Mr. Kin-
ney's life, and discharged the duties of president,
Mr. kimi! v b ing in- the last Give or -i* years blind

I'he lir-t cashier after the temporary organization
\\a.- John Stuart, win. was elected \pril ;. 1881, and



continued to discharge his duties in thai capacity
until April 1,1854, when on account of the weight
of year- ami declining health he resigned, having
for twenty-three years in a highly satisfactory
manner, tin- board of directors presenting him on hi-
reiiremeiit with a handsome silver pitcher.

.film Stuart wa- born in Scotland, and emigrated
to this country about 1810. He was a man of sterling
integrity, no man questioning hi- honesty.

Israel I [arris entered the. bank in March, 1849; was
teller ami bookkeeper until Mr. Stuart's resignation, in
I B5 l. w hen he was elected cashier, ami has continued to
discharge the duties in that capacity for twentj
year-, ami i- still occupying the position. The capi-
tal stock was at various times increased, up to $200,000,
during the period that it continued t.> do business as
a State, hank, paj ing it- stockholders large 'li\ idends,
ami without ever passing a single dividend from its
organization.

In 1865 it was organized as a national hank, in-
creasing the capital to $500,000, the old >-toek-
hold irs "f the state institution receiving a dividend
in new -toek of lit'ty per cent, ami a cash dividend of
fifteen per cent., having dividend $100,000 on a
capital of $200,000, besides the cash dividend, as above
stated, .if fifteen per cent., still reserving a mrplus of

lie;,,- $75,000.

Iii 1876, by a vote of the stockholders, the capital
stock wa- reduced to $800,000, its large capital, with

.■sloiMiuo <urplu-, being deemed unprofitable in the

depressed financial state of the country.

Among the directors, dame- Blair has held the office
from it- organization, now fifty years, and John I.

Blair from the 3econd year, and the only two living
of those two l i d elected in 1831-82.

Bl LVID] BE in i.\\\ \i:i; BEIDGE COMPANI.

'I'he above-named company was chartered in 1885,

ami December 12th of that year the first stock was

taken; the lir-t transfer Of Stock wa- made. Inly 12,

1834, and the la-t Dec-. 21, 1880. 'I'he first officers
of the company were: President, Jeremiah Mackey;
Treasurer, i.dam Butte; ami the pioneer toll-collector
was Samuel Loder. It i- a covered wood bridge of

i he arch pattern, located just above the nth of the

et long, spanning the Delaware River,

upon two abutments and two pier-. Work
was commenced in 1834, ami the bridge completed in
the early spring nf 1886. in April of that year, about
four week- after completion, two-thirds of the bridge

wa- carried away by high water. The company COm-

menced rebuilding in 1838, and in the fall of 1889
the bridge was again opened for traffic, Bj reason of
rebuilding, repairs ami insurance, ami toll-collectors'

-alary, mi dividends have been declared Or paid.
Bl I A ID1 Kl W v I i>: I OMPANT,

This company was organized duly 18, 1877, under
a general Law of the state, the object of the com-
pany being to supply the town of lielvidcre with



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WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.



pure and wholesome water, for both culinary and sani-
tary purposes. The first board of directors were
Dewitt C. Blair, John W. Wyckoff, James M. Robe-
son, Jehiel G. Shipman, Samuel S. Clark, Simon
Wade, Martin Freeman, Augustus Laubach, and
Daniel W. Kleinhaus; President, Dewitt C. Blair;
Vice-President, Simon Wade ; Secretary and Treas-
urer, John W. Wyckoff; Assistant Treasurer, Walter
Wyckoff; Civil Engineer, Elbridge G. Wire; Con-
tractor and Builder, Conrad Miller.

The water is taken from the Delaware River by a
duplex pump, Blake's patent, and by steam-power ;
the water is forced into a stand-pipe of 6 feet diame-
ter, 160 feet high. The engine, pump, and stand-pipe
are located on the bank of the Delaware River, a
short distance above the Belvidere Delaware Bridge.
The stand-pipe is of boiler iron, and made by Barber
& Son, Allentown, Pa. Its capacity is about 37,000
gallons. The company has at present 15,000 feet of
mains laid through the principal streets of Belvidere,
to which are attached fifteen fire hydrants, owned by
the town of Belvidere. The company commenced
supplying water to the citizens of Belvidere, July 1,
1878.

The present officers are as follows :

President, Dewitt C. Blair; Vice-President, Simon Wade; Secretary
and Treasurer, John W. Wyckoff; Assistant Treasurer, Walter Wyckoff;
Directors, D. C. Blair, J. W. Wyckoff, J. M. Robeson, J. G. Shipman, S. S.
Clark, S. Wade, Aaron McCammon, J. Marshall Paul, and D. W. Klein-
haus; Engineer in Charge of Pump, Charles Valentine.



VIII.— MILLS AND MANUFACTORIES.



The water-power at Belvidere (with its facilities for
manufacturing establishments where a large number
of employees might be engaged) is rated as second in
the State, and, with all the natural advantages taken
into consideration, it probably has no superior; and
as far as water is concerned there is a superabun-
dance, with almost any desired fall. There are sev-
eral mills in operation along the Pequest within the
borough limits, yet there is room for more, and along
the bank of the Delaware there are several mill-sites
unoccupied.

The pioneer grist-mill at this place was built by
Robert Hoops during the latter part of the last cen-
tury, on the site now occupied by the flouring-mill of
John Baird, at the south end of the lower bridge. It
was a primitive affair, and spoken of by Dr. Paul in
his "One Hundred Years Ago" — written in 1S50 — as
follows :

" In lien of the two large and commanding stone mills since erected in
the centre of the village, a log house on the south side answered for mill-
ing purposes, and a similar one on the north side was used for sawing
lumhcr. These mills were supplied with wafer by means of a dam built
across the stream as high up as the upper bridge, and conducted down-
ward through caualH along either shore. Tho artificial waterfall which
now causes its gentle roaring to be heard Bo distinctly during the evening
stillness and which is so beautiful to look upon with its dashing and
sparkling waters did not then oxlBt, hut the Pequest Mowed uninter-
ruptedly and rapidly onward, to mingle ilself Willi ' the bilvery Ulacker-
iskettan,' or Lonapo Mikittuck."



The old pioneer mill has never suffered by fire, but
has been rebuilt several times ; the last time in 1874-
75 by John Baird, its present owner. Richard Hol-
comb is said to have owned the old mill in 1859-60.

Which of these mills was the senior Dr. Paul does
not tell us, but, as Hoops came here in 1770 and built
the first frame house in the " Town of Mercer," and
also furnished flour and grain to the Continental
army, it may safely be assumed that he built both
mills soon after he came here.

The stone grist-mill on the north side of the Pe-
quest, standing upon the site of the old Hoops saw-
mill (according to Dr. Paul), was built in 1837, by
John Quick. Mr. Quick had recently arrived from
England, and, being a stranger, coupled with ill suc-
cess in his American enterprise, he became despond-
ent, and in 1842 committed suicide by cutting his
throat. This mill was owned in 1859-60 by Alfred
Thomas, but is now owned and operated by Ira B.
Keener.

In 1839, Major Depeu built a saw-mill on the site
now occupied by Searles' grist-mill ; it was burned
in 1852-53, and in 1863 the present large and exten-
sive flouring-mill was built by Adam Searles. This
mill stands on the bank of the river, below the mouth
of the Pequest, and is supplied with water through a
race from the Pequest.

The old stone foundry standing on the bank of the
river between Searles' grist-mill and McMurtrie's
saw-mill was built in 1835-36, and operated but a few



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