Thursday, April 25, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1878 Burial Record of Sarah Cutter Knapp in Newton, New Jersey

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1878 burial record for Sarah Cutter Knapp in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey:

The data extracted from this record is:

1.  Name:    Knapp, Sarah Cutter                  Record Date:  Sept 3, 1988
                                                                      Recorder:   J. Appleman
2.  Date of birth:   Nov. 6, 1787                  Death:  March 6, 1878    Age:  90
3.  Inscription:  Sarah Cutter wife of William Knapp
                          Born Nov. 6th 1787
                          Died:  March 6th 1878
                         Short epitaph
4.  Number of people commemorated:    1 [circled]
5.  Location quadrant:     W [circled]                       Roy map number:   68
6.  Direction marker faces:  [none noted]
7.  Marker Type:  Head [underlined]
8.  Material:    [none noted]
9.  Carved surfaces:  Front [underlined]
10.  Carving techniques:  Incised [underlined]
11. Decorative carving motifs:  Border [underlined]
12.  Condition of marker:  Broken [underlined]  Discolored-stained [underlined]
13.  Condition of inscription:  Clear [underlined]
14.  Dimensions:  [none noted]
15.  Stonecarver:  [none noted]
16.  Action this date:  Other: Set against base 6/15/81 [handwritten note]
The source citation for this record is:

"A Record of the Inscriptions on the Stones in the Old Cemetery - Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey" typescript (Newton, NJ : n.p., n.d., on shelf at Sussex County Library) , Sarah Cutter Knapp entry, unnumbered page.

Sarah (Cutter) Knapp (1785-1878) was the daughter of Stephen and Tabitha (Randolph) Cutter of Woodbridge, New Jersey.  She married William Knapp (1775-1856) in about 1804, and they had 11 children.  In about 1823, they moved to Newton, New Jersey.  

William and Sarah (Cutter) Knapp are my 3rd great-grandparents, through their daughter Sarah G. Knapp (1818-1904) who married David Auble (1817-1894) in about 1844 in Newton, New Jersey. 


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