Husband: Jacob Demouth (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14)
Born: 1763 in Rockaway Valley, Morris, NJ (15)
Married:
Died: 22 Mar 1835 in Morris Co., New Jersey (16)
Father: Adam Demouth
Mother: Charlotte Husk
Spouses:
Wife: Deborah (18 19)
Born: 1767/1768
Died: 14 Sep 1833 in Morris Co., New Jersey
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Frederick DeMouth (21 22 23 24 25 26 27)
Born: 1787 in Rockaway Valley, Morris, NJ (28)
Died: 26 Apr 1836 in Rockaway Valley, Morris Co., NJ (29)
Spouses: Susan Crane
02 (M): Adam DeMouth (30 31 32 33 34 35 36)
Born: about 1789 in New Jersey (37)
Died: 1859 (38)
Spouses: Elizabeth; Sophia W. Vanderhoof
03 (M): John Demouth (39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47)
Born: 1794 in New Jersey
Died: 1861 in Gravesville, Calumet, WI
Spouses: Mariah Levi
04 (M): James DeMouth (48 49 50 51 52)
Born: about 1798 in Morris Co., NJ (53)
Died: 29 Dec 1859 in Rockaway, Morris, NJ (54 55)
Spouses: Elizabeth Lozaw
05 (M): Jacob DeMouth (56 57 58 59)
Born: 1801 in New Jersey (60)
Died:
Spouses: Sarah Miller
06 (F): Mary DeMouth (61 62 63)
Born: about 1802 in Morris Co., NJ (64)
Died: 1884
Spouses: Oliver Levi
07 (F): Elizabeth DeMouth (65 66 67 68)
Born: about 1803 in New Jersey (69)
Died:
Spouses: Richard Kayhart
08 (M): Thomas DeMouth (70 71 72 73 74 75 76)
Born: 02 Sep 1804 in New Jersey
Died: 02 Jul 1881 in New Jersey (77)
Spouses: Betsy Levi
09 (F): Charlotte DeMouth (78 79)
Born: about 1805 in New Jersey (80)
Died:
Spouses: Garritt A. Vanderhoof
10 (F): Deborah DeMouth (81 82)
Born: 19 Aug 1809 in Morris Co. NJ
Died: 23 May 1884 in Morris Co, NJ (83)
Spouses: Lewis Tucker
Additional Information

Jacob Demouth:

Buried: Demouth Cemetery, Rockaway Valley, NJ 17

Notes:

February 20, 2006

Dear Children,

Tonight I want to tell you about another Jacob Demouth, Adam and Charlotte's son:

Jacob Demouth
(1763 - 22 March 1835)


Jacob was born about 1763. We know this from his gravestone in the Demouth Cemetery. We have a number of good sources of information for this Jacob. Two of his great granddaughters wrote about him, May Sommers and Grace Betts Webber. Also we have had the benefit of at least two professional genealogists that have found original documents for us. Mrs. Webber does not name his daughter Deborah. In the Deed cited by Fowler ceding the ancestral home to Jacob's son Thomas, neither daughter Deborah nor Mary are named. May Sommers names Mary but not Deborah. I think perhaps Webber got her info from Sommers. Some of the phrases are the same.

Jacob inherited 512 acres and a beautiful stone house in Rockaway Valley, Morris County, New Jersey, when his father died in 1790. Mrs. Weber says he was born in "the beautiful stone mansion. . . .It was in this house that his nine children were born." She tells us that the whitewash on the walls was over an inch thick. Is this the house spoken of with the triangular stone saying "P. & S. 1773"? I think so, but in 1773 Jacob was 10 years old and growing up in the home he later inherited, whereas Peter Snyder was living in the "P. & S. 1773" house. This is how May Sommers describes the Demouth home.
"To (Mr. and Mrs. Demouth) was born in1770 a son Jacob. They owned 300 acres of land about twenty miles from New York City. They had but one child, Jacob, who at his parents death inherited everything they left, three hundred acres of land with a beautiful stone mansion on it, orchards, flowergardens. . ."
Apparently May didn't know about Jacob's sister, Anna. But Jacob did inherit the 512 acre homestead farm close to New York City. Do you have any idea how much money that land would be worth today? I don't either, but probably millions. I don't know if it was the same stone mansion built by his great granfather, where the fireplace burned eight foot long logs. Maybe there were two stone mansions. Maybe the one was so large all the Demouth families lived there together. Or maybe Anna and her husband both died and Jacob and his family moved back in. Isn't it nice to know there are still family history mysteries for YOU to solve when you grow up?

When Jacob grew up he married Deborah, we don't know her last name, and they had nine or ten children. Jacob did not leave a will, but there is a deed (K3-236) from 1836, after he had died, transferring the homestead farm from seven of his heirs, Frederick, Adam, John, Charlotte, Elizabeth, James, and John, to Thomas who lived there for the rest of his life. For some reason Mary and Deborah are not mentioned. May Sommers and Grace Weber both name Mary, and Grace Weber points out that Mary was involved in the three Demouth - Levi marriages. Marsha Bybee and Lonnie Demouth McManus both list Deborah as well. The evidence for Deborah Demouth (b. 1809) being Jacob and Deborah's daughter is strong. Deborah is in the right place at the right time to be Jacob and Deborah's tenth child. There does not appear to be any other Demouth family in the area that she could belong to, and she has her mother's name. I have no idea why she and Mary wouldn't have been included in the above mentioned deed.

Jacob is described as "a prominent public man." He was a Justice of the Peace for Morris County from 1815 until his death in 1835. (Read about what a justice of the peace is near the end of the note that goes with Rodolphus D. Derrick.) He was also the founder of the Rockaway Valley Methodist Church. And he is credited with freeing the Demouth slaves.

Webber says, "In 1810 he freed his thirty slaves as his conscience would not let him keep them." Sommers says, "One or both of them did not seem to know how to handle an estate as in course of time all was lost. Jacob had a conscience and it would not let him keep those thirty slaves, so in 1810 he freed them. That of course was a loss of much money. That and other things caused the estate to be sold piece by piece until finally the family got in hard straits." I think May Sommers was being very charitable when she wrote those words. Perhaps she did not realize that slavery was outlawed in New Jersey as of 1804. To be fair to Jacob, many of his neighbors kept their slaves anyway, right up to 1865 when the Civil War ended, so Jacob was better than some. It is also true that Jacob's wealth was gradually lost. After he died and all his worldly goods were tallied up, this is what the man who did the tallying had to say:
" James M. Fleming the administrator of Jacob Demouth being duly sworn did depose and say that the real and personal estate of said deceased is insufficient to pay the debts of said deceased according to the best of his knowledge and belief." That means that he owed more money than the value of everything he owned. Here is a listing of everything that was left when Jacob died on 22 March 1835 from the wonderful estate that Adam Demouth had left to his son.

Jacob Demouth Inventory as of 22 May 1835

5 sheep 7.00 amt Brot up 68.87
3 lambs 2.00 1 lot of tools .50
1 black cow 10.00 1 chest .25
1 heifer 6.00 1 large wheel .75
1 sm shoat 3.00 1 small wheel .75
1 desk & bkcs 1.00 1 pr. steel yaros .25
1 lot of books 5.00 1 old musket 3.00
1 lot pamphlets 1.00 8 3/4 yds full
1 bell .25 cloth 8.00
1 stand .50 Blanket and
1 feather bed Quilt 1.00
ticking 15.00 1 iron kettle 1.00
1 bedstead & 1 crow bar 1.00
cord 1.00 grain in the
1 small case .12 ground 10.00
1 cupboard 7.00 Accounts
7 old chains 1.00 est___ _ond 5.75
2 tables 1.00 $101.12
1 stove pipe 2.00 3 gums .50
1 loom 5.00
1 frying pan .50
$ 68.87 $ 101.62 Total Worldly goods left by Jacob Demouth (1763 - 1835)

Appraised by us Peter F. Kanouse Joseph Scott

I find it very interesting to notice what various things were valued at. Notice the loom is worth only $5.00, but 8 3/4 yards of full cloth are worth $8.00. I wonder if the cloth was home grown wool, spun, and loomed.

There is something a little bit fishy in all of this. And that is that I also have seen the deed, mentioned above, showing the transfer of the 400 acre homestead farm to Thomas Demouth from Jacob's other children. Thomas paid the others $100.00 for the right to keep the farm. The deed doesn't mention the house. Nothing is said in this listing about a house or land. Perhaps Jacob was smart enough to see that his real estate was transferred to his children before he died.

Jacob and his family made huge contributions to the military endeavors of our country's early years. According to both Sommers and Weber Jacob, fought with Washington in the Revolutionary War. Jacob was just entering his teen years in 1776, but he lived near Washington's winter quarters at Morristown, so he didn't have far to travel. There were many many teenage soldiers in the Revolutionary War and by the time it was over, Jacob would have been 20. His sons Frederick and Adam both fought in the War of 1812. And then there was the Civil War. Jacob had three great-grandsons, sons of his son Frederick's son Jirah Demouth, in the Civil War. They were Carnot Demouth (Also spelled Cornet and Cornat), Theodore Frank Demouth, and Charles Demouth, who was killed in the war. I have counted 12 grandsons, and there may well have been more as I haven't found most of Adam's children nor any of Charlotte's. Six grandsons died, including three from one family. They all fought for the Union and are as follows:
Sons of John Demouth
Jacob Demouth
James Demouth
Sons of James Demouth
Cyrus Demouth
Thomas Demouth - died
William Demouth - died
Jesse Demouth - died
Sons of Thomas Demouth
Wesley Demouth
Harrison Demouth - died
Son of Jacob Demouth
Frederick - died
Son of Deborah
John H. Tucker - died
Sons of Elizabeth
Hiram Kayhart
Charles Kayhart
That's quite a contribution, don't you agree? And quite a sacrifice. I'm glad Jacob and Deborah were not around to have to endure such suffering.

Now I'm going to tell you some of what I've found out about Jacob's children.

Frederick- Frederick, born about 1787, married Susan or Susannah Crane and they had seven children; Jirah, Phebe, Susan, Elizabeth, Decatur, Joseph, and Jacob. In the Wells "Demouth History" she says that Frederick and Susannah and family first lived at Somerset and later in the stone house by the Clinton Reservoir.(The famous stone house.) Frederick died in 1836 in his late 40's, leaving his wife with young children still at home. Susannah died in 1863. They are both buried in the Demouth Cemetery in Rockaway Valley, New Jersey. Their eldest son Jirah lived in the old stone house, he married Malinda Kayhart and they had eight children born in that house. The youngest was just two when mother Malinda died, and then Jirah died five years later. Jirah's granddaughter, Suzanne Denman, wrote a poem about the old stone house. Look for it after her name or in the story about the first Jacob Demouth. Some of Jirah and Malinda's descendants moved to Iowa, South Dakota, and Michigan. Look for a great story about the West under Jirah's son Carnot.

Adam - Adam was born about 1789. He fought in the War of 1812. He served in the 2nd Regiment of New Jersey Militia known as Seward's Militia, from September 1814 to December 1814. Between information from the census of 1830 and the census of 1840, I have figured he had at least 7 children, but in those censuses only numbers were listed, not names. 1850 was the first census to list all family members by name. In the 1850 census, Adam is working as a laborer, his wife has died, and he and his 14 year old daughter Catherine are living with Adam and Anna Jacobus. Could they be his in-laws? Very possibly but we don't know. Catherine grew up and married first John Riker in 1852 and then David Greenswike in 1862. With John Riker she had at least two children, Phebe and Mary Ann.

John - John was our ancestor. More about him later.

James - James married Elizabeth Lozaw in 1825 and they had nine children, two girls and seven boys, three of whom, Thomas, William, and Jesse, died in the Civil War. James didn't have to endure that grief because he had already died in 1859. Son Thomas died in a military hospital in Washington D.C. leaving a wife and three children. Son William died at an army camp near Newport News, Virginia. He was not married. Son Jesse died by drowning when his outfit crossed the Cumberland River in Kentucky. Son Cyrus was also in the Civil War. He must have been injured in some way because he filed for a pension as an invalid. He appears, unmarried, in the 1870 census, working as a stone cutter, so he must not have been injured too badly. Son Elijah married Margaret Morgan. Many of his descendants lived in New York. Son Lewis, his wife Mary, and only son, Lewis Jr., never learned to read or to write. They lived in Warwick, New York. Daughter Elizabeth married John A. Hopkins. Daughter Jane Demouth married Alfred Miller. The 7th son was James.

Jacob -Jacob, born in 1801, married Sarah Miller. Jacob worked as a boatman. He and Sarah had 7 children, 3 sons, 4 daughters. Their son Frederick married Mary Ellen Van Hooten and died in the Civil War and is buried at Cold Harbor National Cemetery in Virginia. Son Nathan married Mary Ann Post and became a blacksmith. Daughter Sarah married Charles Jenkins. The other children of Jacob and Mary Ann were Charlotte, Mary, and Edward.

Mary - Mary was one of the three Demouth children that married three Levi children. Mary married Oliver Levi. They had one daughter, Maria, born in 1818. She married Isaac Burgey in 1838. Mary was named as a child of Jacob by both May Sommers and Mrs. Webber, but she is not in the legal record found by Alex Fowler that lists 8 of Jacob's children.

Elizabeth - Elizabeth married Richard Kayhart in 1824 and they had six children. Sons Hiram and Charles both fought for the union in the Civil War. Charles migrated to Clark County, Wisconsin and settled near his cousin Jacob Demouth, our ancestor. Other children were Wilbur, Emaline, Margaret, and Edward.

Thomas- Thomas married the third Levi sibling, Betsy Levi. Thomas and Betsy ended up with father Jacob's homestead farm and lived there at least through 1880. They had eight children, Abner, Electa, Wesley, Thomas Jr., Hiram, Harrison, Elizabeth, and Minerva. Sons Wesley and Harrison fought in the Civil War. Harrison died of disease at Ship Point, Virginia. He received a commendation for distinguished service and his mother received a pension because of his service. His name is inscribed on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at Eastside Park in Paterson, New Jersey. Abner married Catherine Jane Stillwell and they had six children. Electa married Peter D. Vreeland and they stayed in West Milford, NJ, (at least through 1880) and had six children. Wesley married Susannah Sigler and they had two daughters. Thomas Jr. died a few months short of his 20th birthday. Hiram married a girl with last name of Stagg. He appears on the census with Mom and Dad in 1860, 1870, and 1880. Elizabeth married Patrick Burns. Minerva, the youngest, was still living with her parents in 1870 but not in 1880.

Charlotte - There is a record of Charlotte's marriage to Garritt Vanderhoof. I could find no further records.

Deborah- Deborah is not mentioned by either May Sommers or Mrs. Weber. She is included in the genealogy from Lonnie Demouth McManus. She is also listed in Marsha Bybee's genealogy. She is in the right place, Morris County, marrying a man from the neighborhood, Lewis Tucker of Pequannac. She is at the right time to be Jacob's child. Born in 1809, she would be the youngest, and would come as her mother reached the end of her childbearing years, her early 40's. She also bears her mother's name. Deborah married Lewis Tucker in 1829. Children of theirs that I have found are Mary Ann, John Henry, Harriet, Alice, and George W.. John Henry died in the Civil War.

So this is our ancestor Jacob Demouth (b. 1763). Like his father before him he was born in the Colony of New Jersey and died in the State of New Jersey. He inherited a grand estate from his parents. Through bad luck, or poor management, or freeing his slaves, he managed to lose the estate but not before passing on a fine house and 400 acres to his children. He was an upstanding member of his community. He fought in the Revolutionary War. He and Deborah produced ten children. Two sons fought in the War of 1812. At least fifteen of Jacob and Deborah's descendants fought in the Civil War. And Jacob did free his slaves. We can be very proud of our ancestor Jacob Demouth (b. 1763).

Here's how we are related to this Jacob Demouth. Jacob and Deborah had a son John Demouth, John married Mariah Levi and they had a son Jacob Demouth. Jacob married Cordelia Martindale and they had a son Samuel Demouth. Samuel married Elzora Pierce and they had a daughter Thelma DeMouth. Thelma married Forrest Zimmerman and they had Dianne Zimmerman. Dianne married Paul Stevens and they had Dawne Stevens. Dawne married Jason Pamplin and they had . . .Sarah, Hannah, Timmy, and Becky. So Hooray for Jacob Demouth (born 1763)!

Love, Granny

Addendum to Jacob Demouth (b.1763)

I feel I have done Jacob a grave injustice and would like to correct the record. In my story about Jacob I said, "Sommers was being very charitable when she wrote those words ('In 1810 he freed his thirty slaves as his conscience would not let him keep them.') Perhaps she did not realize that slavery was outlawed in New Jersey as of 1804."

I have since learned a lot more about Jacob and about slavery in NJ. According to
Manumission of slaves in NJ http://www.nj.gov/state/archives/chncl003.html

" It was not until after the Revolutionary War that New Jersey passed legislation providing for regular manumission of slaves. This was in "An Act to prevent the Importation of Slaves into the State of New Jersey, and to authorize the Manumission of them under certain Restrictions, and to prevent the Abuse of Slaves," passed 2 March 1786 (P.L. 1786, chap. 119, p. 239). The law--considered a great victory for the abolitionist movement--allowed for the freeing of any slave between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-five with the stipulation that he or she be brought before two overseers of the poor for the township of the slaveowner's residence and two justices of the peace of that county, and be determined by them to be of sound mind and capable of obtaining his or her own support. The law also prescribed the form of manumission certificate (to be recorded by the county clerk).

Legislation in 1798 repealing the 1786 law raised the upper age for legal manumission to forty years, and also required the signatures of two witnesses on the manumission deed (P.L. 1798, chap. 727, p. 364). Six years later, in 1804, the State Legislature passed "An act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery" (P.L. 1804, chap. 103, p. 251). This monumental law required the registration of births of slaves' children born after 4 July 1804 and declared such children to be "free," but bound as servants to the owners of their mothers for a period of twenty-five years for males and twenty-one years for females. No provision was made for slaves born before 4 July 1804.

After 1804, no legislation was passed in New Jersey substantially affecting manumission of slaves. "An act for the gradual abolition of Slavery, and other purposes respecting Slaves," passed by the Legislature on 24 February 1820, repealed the earlier slavery laws but essentially continued the procedure for manumission then in effect (P.L. 1820, p. 74). It is of interest to note that, in 1824, the Legislature passed a resolution in favor of establishing a foreign colony to allow for the "entire emancipation of the slaves in our country" (P.L. 1824, p. 191). It also passed resolutions in 1847 and 1849 opposing the extension of slavery into territories annexed to the United States (P.L. 1847, p. 188 and P.L. 1849, p. 334). Nevertheless, the State of New Jersey never passed a law actually abolishing the practice of slavery, which was outlawed nationally by the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution (ratified by the State of New Jersey on 23 January 1866)."

So the law passed in 1804 was for the gradual freeing of slaves born after 4 July 1804 as they became adults. Therefore, Jacob's freeing of his thirty slaves in 1810 as reported by Grace Betts Webber was definitely ahead of his time's requirement.

It sounds like Jacob was the person most singularly responsible for the founding of the Rockaway Valley United Methodist Church is 1785. (A Celebration of Legend Fact and Spirit, 1785 - 1985, The Rockaway Valley United Methodist Church). Methodism was new to America, having been founded by John Wesley, who staunchly opposed slavery, and brought to America by Francis Asbury. Asbury met Jacob Demouth and visited his church. The early Methodist Church passed a resolution against slavery at the "Christmas Conference" of 1784. And so the influence of the early Methodist church can hardly be underestimated in forming Jacob's attitudes toward slavery.

Another influence on Jacob's thinking must have been the Reverend Jacob Green. As pastor of the nearby Hanover Presbyterian Church from 1746 to 1790 he was passionately devoted to the idea of the abolition of slavery. (Jacob Green and the Slavery Debate in Revolutionary Morris County, New Jersey by David Mitros, 1993)

In light of the above investigation I believe Jacob (b. 1763) to have been a strong anti-slavery advocate, well deserving of the credit given him by his great-granddaughter family historians, May Sommers and Lois Wells Wilson.

Deborah:

Buried: Demouth Cemetery, Rockaway Valley, New Jersey 20

Notes:

Inscription on gravestone reads: In memory of Jacob Demouth who departed this life March 22, 1835 In the 72nd year of his age. Also of Deborah wife of Jacob Demouth who departed this life September 14th, 1833 in the 66th year of her age. Also of... (can't see - hidden by grass). Photo taken by Dave Peck (Find a Grave).

Footnotes
  1. Census, Federal - 1830 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequanac Twsp, Roll m19-82, P. 141.
  2. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  3. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  4. Crayon, Percy, Rockaway Records of Morris County NJ Families (Rockaway Publishing Company, Rockaway NJ: 1902).
  5. Rootsweb (http://www.rootsweb.com).

    Vanderhoof - Morris Co deeds, 1809 -1815
    21 Oct 1809 Peter Nim/NIx(sic), Peq. Peter Vanderhoof, Peq. $200.00 land in Peq. being part of tract of 1250 acres returned to Gov William Penn May 12, 17-5, recorded Burlington book B folio 39. Beg. at a large heap of stones where a white oak (the 3rd corner of the whole tract) formerly stood by the side of a great rock thence....to a corner of a tract granted by Lemuel Cobb to Jacob Demouth MARCH 1, 179_(8?) ...along Demouth line to his corner stake ...containing 76 38/100 acre. wit: Silas Cook James A.V Duyne

    11 April, 1815 Abraham I Vanderhoof and caty, Caldwell, Essex Co Peter Vanderhoff, Peq. $1,000. Peq, lot 2 containing 86 57/100 which Abrah. I Vanderhoof bought of John Nix 31 Dec 1814, situate both sides of John Parliaman's Saw Mill Brook...begin at heap of stones being John Parliaman's corner in the outside line of Penn's tract ...from a large heap of stones, N corner of Demouth's purchase from Penn'[s agent abt 1756...to a rock...to a small hickory sapling ...to a small spanich oak by the road.... wit: David Harrison-Peter Jacobus

    [Land record - 1815]

  6. Ibid.


    Vanderhoof - Morris Co deeds 1815-1822
    3 June 1816 David Occaback(sic) & Lizabeth, wife, late Elizabeth Hopler and William VanWinkle and wife Sarah, late Sarah Hopler to Henry Tuttle (sic), Jacob Vanderhoof, Morris, James Shaw, James Lyon $1.00 Peq, ...part of land Conrad Hopler, late of Peq, by will 10 May, 1815 bequeathed to his daughters then living...Beg in a line of land of Richard B (?) Faesch/Laesch (?) called the Boonetown tract... wit: Silas Cook, Jacob Demouth

    [Jacob is witness to a land deal - 1815]

  7. Jean Ricker, Boonton Township Official Website - History (http://www.boontontownship.com/index.htm).

    Our early community was settled by well educated and prosperous families who have always supported an excellent school system. From as early as 1783 eight different institutions of learning have been constructed in this small community. In 1842 the Rockaway Valley Methodist Church was erected by a congregation organized in 1785 by Jacob DeMouth. In 1918 the Mt. Zion Baptist congregation was founded by the Reverend David R. Russell.

  8. Lois Wells Wilson, edited by Warren E. Wilson, 1989, Family History of the Ancestors of Lois Eleanor Wells.
  9. Munsell, History of Morris County, New Jersey (1882), Chapter XIII.

    "Justices of the Peace.—From 1776 to 1844 the justices of the peace of each county were appointed in joint meeting, to hold their office for five years, and were considered county officers. Besides those who were also judges, and whose names appear as such, there were appointed for Morris county the following: ...Jacob DEMOUTH, 1815, 1820, 1826, 1832; . . ."

  10. Demouth Papers received from researcher Linnea B. Foster, December 2003, Morris County Deed E 90, New Jersey Archives, Trenton, N.J.
    (10 Apr 1797)

    This Indenture made the tenth day of April in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and ninety-seven Between Adam Miller and Anna his wife late Anna Demouth of the Township of Pequanack in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey of the one part and Jacob Demouth of the Township County and State aforesaid of the other part. Whereas Adam Demouth deceased of the Township of Pequanach aforesaid died intestate and at the same time was seized of a considerable estate both real and personal in the County of Morris and elsewhere and where as the same descended to his two children Jacob Demouth and Anna Demouth now Anna Miller agreeable to division made by law and by them divided with respect to quantity and quallity and whereas the premisses hereby intended to be released is the portion of the said Jacob Demouth and by agreement is the full of his share of said estate including what he has already received. Now this Indenture witnesseth that the said Adam Miller and Anna his wife for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings in hand paid before the sealing and delivery here of the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have given granted bargained sold released conveyed and quit claimed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell release convey and quit claim to the said Jacob Demouth his heirs and assigns forever all that tract of land situate in Pequanack aforesaid ______ tract of the homested farm of the said Adam Demouth __________ at white oak tree standing in a swamp ______________________________________________________________

    marked TB being the beginning corner of the whole plantation ________ (1) North forty one degrees East one hundred and fifty one chains and forty seven links* to a rock oak tree being second the corner of Penn Tract thence (2) North forty nine degrees West three chains thence (3) North forty one degrees East sixteen chain and fifty six links to East corner of the lot which the Adam Demouth purchased of Isabella Kearny thence (4) North forty nine degrees West seventeen chains and and sixty three links to a small rock oak speri marked with the letters LP and TD being a corner of John Parleman Jun-r land which he bought of Adam Miller and his wife thence by the same and John Van Reipa (5) South forty one degrees West one hundred chains and ninety one links to said Van Reipa's corner stake thence (6) North forty nine degrees West twenty five chain and sixty seven links to a stake and stones fi_ed in the outside line __ the whole plantation being the Beginning corner of John Van Reipa's plantation thence (7) along the outside line of the whole plantation South forty one degrees West sixty six chains and fifty links to a large white oak tree standing in Frederick Miller's line by the road thence (8) South forty nine degrees East forty six chains to the Beginning Containing five hundred and twelve acres and forty eight hundreths of an acre be the same more or less Also ninety six acres and sixty six hundreths of an acre situate at the North east side of the green pond in the Township of Pequanack aforesaid as may appear by a return thereof returned the 27th day of November in the year 1786 and recorded in Book S(?) No. 8 page .00 also twenty nine acres and ninety three hundreths of an acre situate fifty three chains and forty links North east from Green Pond in the Township Pequanack aforesaid as may appear(?) by a return thereof returned the 28th day of November 1786 and recorded in Book S(?) No.8-102 also sixteen acres situate in Pequanack aforesaid adjoining the old homested being part of a tract of thirty two acres and a half returned the 5th day of May 1745(?) to Frederick Demouth and recorded in Book L No. 2 page 216 also eight acres and eighty eight hundreths of an acre situate about three quarters of a mile from a meadow called S_______ meadow in the Township of Pequanack aforesiad as may appear by a return thereof to Frederick Demouth dated the 26th day of May 1762 and recorded in Book S No5 page 4 also all the land situate in the County of Sussex that shall or do appear to belong to the estate of the said Adam Demouth deceased as by the returns thereof reference to the same being

    will at large appear Together with the buildings fences improvments profits priveleges hereditaments and appurtenances to the same premiseses belonging or in any wise appurtaining Also all the estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever of the said Adam Miller and Anna his wife which they now have or ever had or ought to have to the bargained lands and premisses To have and to hold all the above described bargained lands and premisses with the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Jacob Demouth his heirs assigns to the only sole proper use benefit and be___ of the said Jacob Demouth his heirs and assigns forever In Witness Whereof the said Adam Miller and Anna his wife have hereunto set their hands and seal the day above first written

    Sealed and Delivered l Adam Miller (seal)
    }
    in the presence of l Anna Miller (seal)

    The word (oak) below the first line of the second page
    and the word (Perlman Jun-r) 8th line of the same page
    and (twenty-five) below the 12th line of the same page
    and (seven) below the 13th line of the same page
    and (East side) below the 22 line of the same page
    were all interlined before sealing and delivery

    John J Faisch Jun-r - Richard B. Faisch

    State of New Jersey l Be it remembered that on this ninth day
    }
    Morris County __ l of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven
    appeared before me John J. Faisch one of the judges of this inferior Court of Common please for said County Adam Miller and Anna his wife grantors in the within Indenture or deed of release and severally acknowledged that they signed sealed and delivered the same as their voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned and the said Anna being by me privately examined and apart from her husband acknowledged that it was her voluntary act without the threats or compulsion of her husband Acknowledged befor me the day and year above written.

    John J. Faisch

    Recorded _______ 5 1801

    C. Russell Clk

    [property settlement between Jacob and his sister Anna after their parents deaths. 10 Apr 1797

    * A chain is a unit of length. It measures 66 feet, or 22 yards, or 100 links,[1] or 4 rods (20.1168 m). There are 10 chains in a furlong, and 80 chains in one statute mile. An acre is the area of 10 square chains (that is, an area of one chain by one furlong). (Wikipedia)]

  11. Ibid., Morris County Deed K3-236, New Jersey Archives, Trenton, N.J.
    (19 Feb 1836)

    This deed concerns the settlement of land between heirs of Jacob Demouth (b. 1863). On the one hand are heirs Frederick Demouth, Adam Demouth, John Demouth, Charlotte Demouth, Richard and Elizabeth Kayhart (formerly Elizabeth Demouth), James Demouth, Jacob Demouth. On the other hand is heir Thomas Demouth. The agreement transfers the 400 acre homestead farm to Thomas Demouth.

    [Transfer of homestead farm to Thomas Demouth from sibs.]

  12. Ibid., Jacob Demouth Inventory.
    (22 Sep 1835)

    Jacob Demouth Inventory as of 22 May 1835

    5 sheep 7.00 amt Brot up 68.87
    3 lambs 2.00 1 lot of tools .50
    1 black cow 10.00 1 chest .25
    1 heifer 6.00 1 large wheel .75
    1 sm shoat 3.00 1 small wheel .75
    1 desh & bkcs 1.00 1 pr. steel yaros .25
    1 lot of books 5.00 1 old musket 3.00
    1 lot pamphlets 1.00 8 3/4 yds full
    1 bell .25 cloth 8.00
    1 stand .50 Blanket and
    1 feather bed Quilt 1.00
    ticking 15.00 1 iron kettle 1.00
    1 bedstead & 1 crow bar 1.00
    cord 1.00 grain in the
    1 small case .12 ground 10.00
    1 cupboard 7.00 Accounts
    7 old chains 1.00 est___ _ond 5.75
    2 tables 1.00 $101.12
    1 stove pipe 2.00 3 gums .50
    1 loom 5.00
    1 frying pan .50 $ 101.62
    $ 68.87

    Appraised by us Peter F. Kanouse Joseph Scott

    Morris County S: James M. Fleming the administrator of Jacob Demouth being duly sworn did depose and say that the real and personal estate of said deceased is insufficient to pay the debts of said deceased according to the best of his knowledge and belief.
    Jas. M. Fleming

  13. Rockaway Methodist Church Centennial Pamphlet (20 Sep 1942).
  14. A Celebration of Legend, Fact and Spirit 1785 - 1985 (Rockaway Valley United Methodist Church; 1985).

    From: A Celebration of Legend Fact and Spirit
    1785 - 1985
    The Rockaway Valley
    United Methodist Church


    p. 3 "Dedicated to Jacob Demouth and his first class and all who have followed them"

    p.7 (Photo of inscription in the old Stewards' book in Jacob Demouth's handwriting)
    "The Stewards Book
    For Elizabeth Town Circuit 1800

    John Dow - P.
    Branard Dickenson
    James Totten dismissed Stewards
    Jonathan Harned - P. displaced 1802
    Jacob Demouth

    The Business of the Circuit to be Recorded
    By one of the Stewards Leagaly "
    ----
    "The members of this little class which first met in the Demouth plantation house standing in the upper Valley on the celebrated William Penn Lot No. 48, (1) exactly on today's Four Corners,were counted among those zealous adherents of the faith, and Francis Asbury, "Prophet of the Long Road," by persistent, church-family tradition, personally visited and by his enduring touch encouraged the tiny congregation and bolstered its enthusiasm for thirty years, until his death in 1816. ...

    "... our congregation was formed in 1785. It is believed that a wandering circuit rider, his name lost in time, rode through the Demouth plantation gates and found welcoming pupils for an embryonic class.

    p. 7 & 8"... Four years later (1800), Jacob Demouth's name appears as a steward in THE STEWARDS' BOOK FOR ELIZABETH TOWN CIRCUIT, and the first documented intelligence appears about his early class, indicated simply as 'DEMOUTHS' in the early conference report from 'Staton Island' on August 9 & 10. In that year of 1800 Jacob could have been no newcomer to Methodism - no neophyte would have travelled that long distance as an istalled Stewardentrusted with the supervision and administration of Circuit concerns and income. In the next twenty-five years he rode far and wide on his church missions, visiting Barbados Neck, Elizabeth Town, Belle Ville, Paramus, New Ark and Turkey. ...
    "THE STEWARDS BOOK ... April 14, 1804 ... Jacob Demouth's (collection amounted to) $3.06. By all accepted accounts Cook's, Demouth's, and a class at BoonTown came together as a congregation in 1800, all exhorted by Jacob Demouth.
    The Demouth class did appear on the earliest Quarterly Meeting report of August 1800 . Figures for sundry collections appear both in English pounds and American dollars. ... Steward Demouth's class made a donation of 0.16.0. ... By 1810 the Cook gathering had separated completely from Demouth's ...
    Jacob Demouth's house, which is mentioned over and over again in annals of the past as being the rallying point of the community's earliest Methodist gatherings should have been on (Bishop Asbury's tour in 1806) itinerary. ...

    p.8-9 "It is believed that our founding fathers from the German Palatinate, among them the Millers, the Estlers, the Stickles, the Kanouses, the hoplers, the Occobocs, and, yes, the Demouths (French Huguenots who fled to Darmstadt, Germany), were, when they set sail for the new country as early as 1710, of Lutheran persuasion. However from long alliance by assocaition and marriage with the Dutch many attended the First Reformed Dutch Congregation in old BoonTown, an off'shoot of the Pompton Plains church, served by the same itinerant preachers whose sermons and lectures were in the Dutch language. ...
    "The Bergen Dutch Reformed Church records from 1664 - 1801 contain family names of Decker, DeGroot (DeGraw), Demouth, Van Winkel, Van der Hoof Vreeland and VanZile. The forefathers led active church lives, moved from the crowded Passaic and Hackensack Valleys to our corner of old Pequannockk, Hanover and Rockaway Townships and attended either the old BoonTown church close to the Parsippany border, or the "Pumptan" house of worship.
    An earlier Jacob Demouth, great-grandfather of our church founder, was married in the "Pumpton" church in 1736, its founding year, by the Reverend Johannes Van Driessen, self-styled 'extra-ordinary Instructor.' Its ancient Kerck Boeck record includes the familiar names of Demouth, Decker, Miller. Gould, Van Winkel, Romine, Hiler, Vreeland Vanderhoof, Fredericks, Kock (Cook), Pier, Husk, Young, Crane, Smith, Van Zile, DeGraw, Sisco, Brown, Kerhart (Kayhart), Carmen, Taylor, Nix, Ryker, Rhinesmith, Mead, Witty, Ryerson, Conklin, Doland and Struble. ...
    our citizens who travelled to BoonTown or the Plains for a good sermon in familiar Dutch (5) were left without consistent pastoral guidance. ..."

    p.10 "we must credit (the Reverend Peter Kanouse) with what information we have about the spook (a good Jersey Dutch word!) which frequented the Clay Hole and Beaver Brook marshes near the present day church.
    The last decade of the 18th Century was a time when superstition held sway in every reach of old Pequannock, and people of good and sensible character believed in ghosts, spirits and witches. Our particular crony was Will-o-the-Wisp, who danced his luminous way from the Owlkill (Owl Creek, Montville) up every eerie stretch of the Rockaway River. To avoid preternatural encounter, credulous night-time travelers bound for old BoonTown and other parts east, north or west detoured past Jacob Demouth's house by way of Taylortown and Dark Woods Road (Kingsland Road), traversing the brook bridge only by light of day. Swamp fire, bobbing points of lights caused by ignis fatuus or "foolish fire," was much more prevalent two centuries ago when undrained, stagnant swamps covered large uninhabited areas. Our European forefathers already knew about this atmospheric illumination caused by gasses escaping from the miasma of the brook and river bogs; in some places it was called Jackie Lantern, in other places Spunkie. Surely just the very gullible were frightened by this familiar phantom. ...

    "Remember that all during these periods of contention involving either personalities or actual church doctrine, Jacob Demouth's exhortations were reaching new and eager converts. By the year 1800 his little society was prospering and making unhampered music to the Lord. Jacob himself was a Methodist Steward. The Reverend Joseph F. Tuttle in his 'Annuls of Morris County' stated that the Methodists had 'made a stand at Mr. Jacob DeMott's or as we pronounced it, Temont's, and for a time they seemed to absorb every other denomination.' ...

    1818, Montville, new church, New Dutch Reformed Church, Henry Demouth, Deacon. By 1819 it had split in two with two cemeteries. There are Demouths buried in each of them.

    pp. 10 - 12 "Most families which had been involved in the arguments that disturbed all the local churches before and after the Revolution found it politic, peaceful and convenient to support the newer and nearer Methodist classes exhorted by Jacob Demouth. The scene was set. In 1782 the first complete English language Bible had been printed in Philadelphia, and the big silver-clasped Dutch, French and German Bibles had been laid aside. By 1790 the very strong and popular Reverend Jacob Green was dead. Inter-denominational marriages had weakened the long established Dutch Reformed community. The war was over, and the Good News could again be proclaimed by the traveling preachers who came right to the dooryard. Our now populace community was ready for the circuit preacher's enkindling sermons. A youthful Jacob and Deborah Demouth opened the doors of the stone plantation house to the fledgling Methodist congregation. Salvation was at hand! ... (7)

    p. 12"On July 13, 1816, he married Oliver Levi and Mary Demouth, daughter of Jacob and Deborah...
    Deacon Lorenzo Dow, the famous New Jersey evangelist dubbed, 'the walking preacher,' held meetings at Benjamin Munn's in July 1816, so we know local Methodists were in the gatherings there and among his listeners. Munn's class near old BoonTown went on the Stewards' list in 1801, and Quarterly Conference meetings were held in his barn. There is an interesting statement in the daily journal kept by Evangelist Dow's wife, Peggy: '....from thence (Morris Town) we went to brother Munn's, had a meeting at night... the next day we went to an appointment with an old man's, whose house had been a preaching house for twenty or thirty years. Here the congregation was small but a tolerable time....Early the next morning we proceeded on our journey, and struck turnpike, through Pumpton Plains, so on across country.' Could this 'old man' have been Jacob Demouth, who in those years was a marrying Justice of the Peace, busy with his own and neighboring concerns, but still conducting his little class? The staunch old steward of Methodism certainly merited such courtesy.
    In August 1824, the Reverend David Best, 'an Elder of the Methodist Episcopal Church,' joined in wedlock two young couples from the founding families: Joseph Shaw and Sarah Ann Winget, and Richard Keyhart and Elizabeth Demouth, another daughter of Jacob and Deborah. We therefore know that that Preacher Best was a visiting elder in local homes and can imagine the wedding scene in the Demouths' homestead which was already three-quarters of a century old. The Keyhart-Demouth marriage united two fervent, next-door Methodist families: the Kayharts were leaders for many years in the 'Stony Brook Primitive Methodist Church' which evolved from the earliest classes there. In 1821 Quarterly Meeting at Elizabeth Town lists one Abraham Gerhardt, a variation of the name, in attendance.

    p.13 Accounts of income and expenses from circuits of Essex
    and Staten Island:
    cash received from: (no dates)
    Demouth $2.35
    Demouth 2.41

    p. 14 "Another (Circuit rider) is traveling preacher, George M. Crane (8) ...

    "Still another is Jacob Bostedo, who by verifiable tradition, helped "settle" Jacob Demouth's congregation, and who is also credited with being the probable founder in 1807 of the West Milford Presbyterian Church. Jacob, whose daughter Jennie married David Lozaw, was also a Congregationalist! In the late 1700's he headed a little church of that denomination in Split Rock, proving Munsell's historian more than correct when the statement was made that Jacob Bostedo was "not settled over any church." The Reverend Jacob Bostedo, who most certainly itinerated in our community, died in 1832 in his 81st year. He is buried in the Zeek graveyard in Marcella. Like the Demouths, the Bostedos and Losaws were French Huguenots, their names originally Bostedier and L'Oiseau. The work of this estimable man, counselor to Jacob Demouth, is a wonderful illustration of the complicated background and diversity of our early church organization:

    p. 15 "We are again indebted to the Reverend Peter L. Kanouse for a most intriguing, earlier tale about the distaff side of Jacob Demouth's exuberant and inspired assembly.
    he related for posterity the story of two 'very wicked women' who practiced the 'jerks' and the 'knock down.' 'deceiving all onlookers for years until a third joined them who also fell and never rose again.' (quoted from The Jerseyman - February 20, 1858) A wonderful story! but not complete. What were the names of these grandmothers of our who five generations ago suffered and enjoyed copious, if deceptive, effusions of the Divine Spirit? Did the three 'fall' literally and physically, or just figuratively 'fall' form grace? What admonition did they receive from the grave elders of the Society? What did Jacob Demouth himself have to say about these demonstrations?
    But we have digressed again. In the years before the spate of local revivals, our particular Society, according to written reports, for some reason or other had become a 'cypher.' The Denville class, which met at the widow Cook's had gone off on its own in 1810 and some time after erected a meeting house at Cook's Corner. Jacob and Deborah were growing old. Demouth's class is last listed in December 1825 Stewards' Book records with a collection of $2.50, Man(n)ing Force, presiding Elder; no other local records appear after that date. But, fortunately, something came along to enliven and revivify the fifty year old meeting. That something was probably the great camp meetings of 1832 and the stir of interest in Sunday Schools, both of which ostensibly inspired the erection of the early house of worship near the already existing cemetery on Jacob Demouth's plantation. ...
    (From a family chronicle of Edmund H. Stickle): " 'a Methodist church was built June 5, 1833. The ruins of an old cemetery (11) (Demouth Cemetery) can still be seen. it is quite probable that the cemetery was in existence a long time before the church was built. Many of the tombstones are still standing and names and dates are readily distinguishable.' "

    Here follows a photo of the tombstone of Jacob and Deborah Demouth with this under it:
    "Jacob Demouth - 1763 - 1835
    Deborah Demouth 1767 - 1833
    Son Frederick's name (1796-1836) also appears on the family memorial, which records the 150th Anniversary of his father's death."

    pps 15 & 17 "There is no record of whether or not this rude place of worship was used even intermittently for the full nine years before the present church was constructed in 1842. Its location by the rapidly expanding graveyard was not meant to be a permanent site. The fact that Mr. Stickle gave a definite 'day and date' for its erection suggests a one-day production in the old house-raising tradition. June 5, 1833 fell on Wednesday, and we can imagine the activity on high ground near the Demouth meadow at the confluence of Beaver and Stony Brooks. Men and ox teams, taking time from mid-week farm labors, must have startled the redwinged blackbirds and checkerspot butterflies which still abound there today. Certainly the surroundings were beautiful, but the building itself, by tradition, was a crude, unfurnished little shed with no creature comforts. No trace of its foundation can be found today.
    Deborah Demouth, whose maiden name has sadly escaped all research to date, died in September 1833, and there were but two remaining years left for the old exhorter Jacob, who died intestate in his crumbling stone house on March 22, 1835.
    In the estate settlement, what was left of his grandfather Frederick's original acreage was divided again and again, pieces sold, mortgaged, foreclosed and resold. The first church location, in the wake of death and the ensuing williwaw of land sales, suffered sad abandonment and the juxtaposed God's Acre was fast approaching its limit of some 300 gravesites."

    p.16 - a photograph of the Demouth Cemetery
    Beneath is these words:
    " 'Come thou south wind and blow upon this garden.' Francis Asbury. 1807 Journal Entry. ...
    Known internments are from the following first families: Piersen; Occoboc; Vanderhoof; Taylor; Hill; Kunc?; Losaw; Crane; Demouth; Peer; Decker; Hopler; Levi; Kayhart; Dixon; Miller; Van Winkle; Tucker; Kent; Romine; Shaw; Witty; Allgers; Kanouse; Adkins; Trumbour; and Minard"

    p. 17 (Discussion of the terms "Society" and "Congregation") "the Congregation in proper Methodist terminology referring to everyone who attended the preaching services. The SOCIETY referred only to those who were steadfast adherents of the strictest Methodist discipline; the Society, in turn, was divided into Classes of about fifteen 'pupils,' instructed by the class leader or exhorter. The Society met for public worship when a licensed, presiding elder was present to officiate in religious ceremony."

    FOOTNOTES:
    (1) WILLIAM PENN LOT NO. 48. Surveyed for William Penn in 1715. Of this tract Frederick Demouth, grandfather of Jacob, purchased 672 acres covering most of the upper Valley. He already owned fifty acres in what is today Powerville when the following advertisement appeared in The New York Gazetter: 'No. 48 - 1250 acres lying upon the Branches of the Rockaway River near Frederick Temounts.'

    (5) DUTCH LANGUAGE. By 1796 Stephan Ostrander's Kerkeboeck records for the neighborhood of Persepeney (BoonTown) were written in English. In 1803 the Rev. Wm. Provoost Knipers resumed record keeping in Dutch.
    The Montville register der gedoopte (baptismal record) from 1786 to 1819 lists kinderen (children) for the following families: Estler; Cook; VanderHoof; Young; Gould; Kanouse; Miller; Kingsland; Rycker; Hopler; Conger; Vreeland; Massacker; Stagg; Struble; Parliman; DeMott (Demouth); and Mead. All of these families must have had some working acquaintance with the Dutch language.

    (7) SALVATION WAS AT HAND, The following information appears in the Newark Conference Centennial History of 1957 in a brief history of the Boonton Methodist Church: Boonton, Rockaway Valley and Denville were under Methodist influence before 1785. The first Methodist sermon was preached in the stone house of Jacob Demuth at Rockaway Valley. The first record of a Society appears in 1800. It is recorded that 'These worthy men of God planted Methodism on these hills and in these valleys so firmly that the fruit has gladdened the hearts of the past and present generations and will, we hope, affect the latest.'

    (8) GEORGE M. CRANE. In 1853, George and James Crane purchased the last piece of the Jacob Demouth plantation. They lost the property through default, and both brothers went to Wisconsin where they remained until death. The property was then purchased by John Bott, whose wife was Margaret Stickle, daughter of Washington Stickle. John's and Margaret's names appear on memorial windows. The large and prosperous farm remained in the Bott family for 125 years.

    (10) Note #10 is a discussion of the various records relating to when the local groups were together or separate: Demouth's, Cooks, Denville, Rockaway Valley

    (11) Demouth Cemetery. Probably originated in accordance with the mores of the day, as a family burial plot. Jacob Demouth was third generation on the old plantation, and his grandfather Frederick and father Adam were in all likelihood interred here also. Thirty-nine identifiable stones still stand in the acre which contains at least 300 burials.
    No mention of the graveyard is made in any legal document found to date. In 1859 when Andrew B. Cobb sold the property to Jacob Decker, there was no allusion to the cemetery. However, after the death of Father Francis Skutil of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Boonton, owner from 1917 until his death in 1934, the property was transferred with the following restrictions: "Said premises are conveyed subject to the rights of the owners of plots in a cemetery located thereon and also subject to the right of ingress and egress thereto." Mr. Harold Bott, the last previous owner, took conscientious care of the property which is cosignificant with our local history. The deed restriction is still in effect.

    [claims Demouths were French Huguenots]

  15. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  16. Ibid.
  17. Rootsweb (http://www.rootsweb.com), Morris Co., NJ Genweb; Demouth Cemetery.
  18. Marsha Bybee<car2106@yahoo.com>, Ancestry World Tree Project: DeMouth (internet).
  19. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
    (28 Sep 1949)
  20. Rootsweb (http://www.rootsweb.com), Morris Co., NJ Genweb; Demouth Cemetery.
  21. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  22. Morris Co. Hall of Records - Deeds.
  23. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  24. Census, Federal - 1830 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequanac Twsp.

    [1830 Census list members of Frederick Demouth household as follows:
    1 male age 5 - 10 (probably Decatur)
    1 " 15 - 20 (Jirah)
    1 male 30 - 40 (Frederick)
    1 female under 5 (Phoebe or Susan)
    1 " 5 - 10 (Elizabeth)
    1 female 15 - 20Phoebe or Susan)
    1 " 30 - 40 (wife Susan Crane)
    ]

  25. Bybee, Marsha<car 2106 @yahoo.com>.
  26. Lawrence Rheinhold.
  27. Lois Wells Wilson, edited by Warren E. Wilson, 1989, Family History of the Ancestors of Lois Eleanor Wells.

    "Frederick and Susannah and their seven children lived first in Somerset and later in the old stone house on Beacon Hill by the Clinton Reservoir. Frederick gave land for a cemetery, which was called the Demouth Cemetery, at the foot of Demouth Hill. Many of the Demouths are buried there as were Frederick and Susannah. Frederick served and was killed in the War of 1812. Susannah survived him for many years, dying on April 28, 1863."

    [He couldn't have died in the War of 1812 if the birthdates of his children are anywhere near right!
    Information on the Demouth Cemetery in NJ indicates he died in 1836.
    ]

  28. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .

    [The 1787 date is based on information that Frederick was 49 when he died on 26 Apr 1836. ]

  29. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
    (28 Sep 1949)

    Tombstone inscription
    Frederick Demouth, d. Apr. 26, 1836, in 46th year

  30. Census, Federal - 1830 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequanac Twsp, roll m19-82; p. 141.

    [1830 census lists the following household members:
    1 male under 5,
    1 male 15-20,
    1 female under 5,
    1 female 5 - 10,
    1 female 15 - 20,
    1 female 40 - 50.]

  31. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  32. Census, Federal - 1840 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequannock.

    [1840 Census:
    1 male under age of 5
    1 " 5 - 10
    1 " 50 - 60
    1 female under 5
    1 " 40 - 50]

  33. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  34. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co, NJ, Pequannock Twsp - District # 15, Ancesrty p. 7 of 99.

    [1850 Census - Morris Co., NJ, Pequannac - p. 7(Ancestry image)
    AdamDemouth AGE 61, A LABORER, is listed living with the family of Adam and Anna Jacobus.
    It looks like there is a Catherine DeMouth, age 14, also listed. She could be the female under 5 listed above.
    ]

  35. War of 1812 Service Record, roll box 56; roll exct 602.

    Name: ADAM DEMOUTH
    Company: 2 REG'T (SEWARD'S) NEW JERSEY MILITIA.
    Rank - Induction: PRIVATE- 5 Sep 1814
    Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE - 4 Dec 1814
    Roll Box: 56
    Roll Exct: 602

  36. American Genealogical and Biographical Index, vol 42; p.323.

    Name: Adam DEMOUTH
    Birth Date: 179?
    Birthplace: New Jersey,
    Volume: 42
    Page Number: 323
    Biographical Info: War 1812
    Reference: Records of the officers and men of NJ. In wars 1791-1815. Trenton, NJ. 1909. (369p.):76

  37. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co, NJ, Pequannock Twsp - District # 15, Ancestry p. 7 of 99.
  38. Joyce Ellen Hosking, Facebook message of 7 Jan 2013.

    Catherine Demouth's father was Adam Demouth (1789-1859)

  39. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  40. Census, Federal - 1860 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp, p. 129 (Ancestry p. 8 of 24).
    (27 Jul 1860)

    John age 65
    Maria age 64
    Saml 40 shoemaker b. Conn.
    James 30 farm laborer NJ
    Frances 29 seamstress NJ
    Jacob 26 farm NJ
    Martha 24 service NJ
    Jonas 33 farmer Conn
    Jane 18 NY
    Jenny 5/12 WI
    Maria 10 WI

  41. Census, Federal - 1830 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequanac Twsp, Roll m19-82, p. 141.

    1830 Census lists John as having 2 male children under 5 yrs (Chalon ?) and
    one male between 5 & 10 Probably Samuel.
    1 male 30 - 40
    1 female 30 - 40

  42. Census, Federal - 1840 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequannock.

    1840 Census:
    1 male under 5 years ?
    2 males 5 - 10 (jacob and James)
    1 " 10 - 15 (Chalon)
    1 " 40 - 50
    1 female under 5 (Semantha)
    1 " 5 - 10 (Frances)
    1 " 40 - 50

  43. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  44. Census, Federal - 1850 - Calumet Co., Wisconsin, District 36, Ancestry p. 30 of 42.
    (4 Sep 1850)

    1850 census John appears on Wisc. census as John Demoth with wife Maria and 4 children Chilion, James, Jacob, and Samantha

  45. Findagrave (http://www.findagrave.com/).


    Birth: 1795
    Death: 1861

    JOHN DEMOUTH

    MAN KILLED BY A TREE FALLING ON HIM – On Thursday last John Demouth, an old and respectable resident of Charlestown, met with an accident which resulted fatally on Saturday. He was chopping down a tree about a quarter of a mile from the house and when it commenced to fall he stepped back as he supposed a safe distance, but it turned out otherwise. The tree in falling struck a stump causing the butt to fly around and strike Mr. Demouth knocking him down, breaking one of his legs and otherwise injuring him. His cries soon brought assistance and after great exertion he was extradited. Dr. LaCount was immediately summoned who set his leg and did all in this power to relieve him but in vain. Mr. D. was a very old man and near sighted and could not possibly see what course the tree would take when falling. He was buried on Sunday.
    Chilton Times – May 1861

  46. Rootsweb (http://www.rootsweb.com), 1855 Calumet County, WI state census.

    Demouth, John 021 Charlestown

  47. Ancestry.com, WI Census 1855.

    Wisconsin, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1820-1890 about John Demoth Name: John Demoth
    State: WI
    County: Calumet County
    Township: 36th District
    Year: 1855
    Database: WI 1855 State Census Index

  48. Census, Federal - 1830 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequanac Twsp, roll m19-82; p. 141.

    [1830 Census lists:
    2 males under 5,
    1 male 30 - 40,
    1 female 5 - 10,
    1 female 20 - 30.]

  49. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  50. Census, Federal - 1840 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequannock.

    [1840 Census: 1 male under age of 5
    2 " 10 - 15
    1 male 15 - 20
    1 male 40 - 50
    1 female under 5
    1 " 5 - 10
    1 " 40 - 50]

  51. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp., Ancestry p.55.

    [
    Listed with James and Elizabeth Demouth and 6 children is John Losaw age 43, also born in NJ
    James' occupation is listed as laborer.
    ]

  52. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  53. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co., NJ, Rockaway Twsp.
  54. Census, Federal - 1860 - Morris Co, NJ, Rockaway, p. 468; Ancestry p. 58.
  55. Ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  56. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  57. Census, Federal - 1840 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequannock, p. 287.

    [1840 Census lists these household members:
    1 male under 5
    1 " 10 - 15
    1 " 30 - 40
    1 Female Under 5
    1 " 5 - 10
    1 " 30 - 40
    Number of persons employed in navigation of canals, lakes, rivers - 1]

  58. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  59. Census, Federal - 1850 - Passaic, New Jersey, Aquackanonk, Ancestry p. 51 of 76.
    (20 Sep 1850)

    [1850 Census - Jacob gives "boatman" for his occupation.]

  60. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .
  61. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  62. Bybee, Marsha<car 2106 @yahoo.com>.
  63. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  64. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .
  65. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  66. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  67. Census, Federal - 1870 - Morris Co., NJ, Montville, Ancestry p. 26 of 36.
    (23 Jul 1870)
  68. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co, NJ, Pequannock Twsp - District # 15, p. 50 of 99.
    (5 Sep 1850)

    [Elizabeth's husband is not present in this census.]

  69. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .
  70. Hahn, Cheryl "The Hahn Family" <cldhahn@goes.com>, Ancestry Family tree of Cheryl Hahn.
  71. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  72. Census, Federal - 1880 - Passaic Co, NJ, West Milford Twsp, p. 346D.
  73. Census, Federal - 1860 - Passaic Co, NJ, W Milford, p.665; Ancestry p. 369.

    [Thomas Demouth is in the 1860 Census - Passaic Co., NJ, W Milford Twsp, p.665 - farmer,
    value real estate - $1000
    value personal estate - $300]

  74. Census, Federal - 1870 - Passaic Co, NJ, West Milford Twsp, p.752; Ancestry p. 34.
  75. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  76. Demouth Papers received from researcher Linnea B. Foster, December 2003, Morris County Deed K3-236, New Jersey Archives, Trenton, N.J.
    (19 Feb 1836)

    This deed concerns the settlement of land between heirs of Jacob Demouth (b. 1863). On the one hand are heirs Frederick Demouth, Adam Demouth, John Demouth, Charlotte Demouth, Richard and Elizabeth Kayhart (formerly Elizabeth Demouth), James Demouth, Jacob Demouth. On the other hand is heir Thomas Demouth. The agreement transfers the 400 acre homestead farm to Thomas Demouth.

  77. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .
  78. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  79. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  80. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .
  81. Bybee, Marsha<car 2106 @yahoo.com>.
  82. census, Federal - 1880 - Morris, NJ, Mountville, ED # 122, Ancestry p. 9 of 25.

    [Also listed with the family on the 1850 Census is William Heard (sp?) a laborer from England]

  83. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .

    [received 13 Jan 2006]

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