Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1880 Death Record of Wesley Dickisson of Pahaquarry, N.J.

Yes, I know it's supposed to be Treasure Chest Thursday, but I can't help it - I want to share some of the records that I (and others) have found in my/their repository and online searches for my ancestral families.

This week's Treasure is the 1880 death certificate for Wesley Dickisson of Pahaquarry, Warren County, New Jersey:

The extracted information in this death certificate is (handwritten portion in italics):

1.  Full name of deceased:  Wesley Dickisson      
2.  Age   35   years   9   months                      Color: White
3.  Single, married, widow or widower          Occupation:    Laborer   
4.  Birthplace:    Pennsylvania     
5.  Last place of residence:      Pahaquarry  Warren Co.   
6.  How long resident in this State:      20 yrs     
7.  Place of death:     Pahaquarry  Warren Co.            
8.  Father's name:    Geo. W. Dickisson           Country of Birth:  U.S.A.   
9.  Mother's name:  Sarah Dickisson                Country of birth:  U.S.A.   
10. I hereby certify that I attended     Wesley Dickisson       
      during the last illness, and that  he  died on the  25th  day of  May,  18 80 and
      that the cause of death was  Pleuro-pneumonia with Peritonitis
      as a complication
      Length of sickness:  One month   
      Morton N. Armistrong  M.D.      
      Residence:  Blairstown, N.J.     
     Date:  May 26th 1880     
Name and residence of Undertaker:   Peter Garris  Holbrookville, N.J.  
Place of burial:  Walpack, Sussex County, N.J.    

The source citation for this record is:

State of New Jersey, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Certificates and Indexes, 1878-1955, Certificate and Record of Death, Certificate #D-21, Place 95 (Warren County) Wesley Dickisson, 25 May 1880,  New Jersey State Archives, Trenton.

This death certificate is for the Wesley Dickisson who married Anna Schoonover in March 1866 in Sussex County, New Jersey.  Anna Schoonover (1851-1917) was the daughter of Elijah and Sarah (Auble) Schoonover, and is one of the heirs of Elizabeth Auble (1814-1899), her mother's sister.  

From this record, an approximate birth date for Wesley Dickisson can be estimated as August 1844.  

My thanks to Michelle Tucker Chubenko for finding this record for me at the New Jersey State Archives.


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