JERSEY GENEALOGY--These are newsclippings from the Newark Evening News and Newark Sunday News, Mrs. M. D. Whaeler Thurston editor.
65. HENION-SARVENT - Appeared in newspaper 11 Aug 1901
"I would like to know the ancestors of Garret Henion who was born at Pompton Plains, NJ, 21 Apr 1781 and died at Nyack on 25 Oct 1834. He married 1824 or 25 Sarah Sarvent of Nyack. He was a recruiting officer in the State of Pennsylvania during the War of 1812. Also would like to know the ancestors of Sarah Sarvent 2nd wife of Garret Henion above. She was born at Nyack 3 July 1802."
Initials of submitter: W. O. L.
74. HENNION-SARVENT (Note to #65 appeared 18 Aug 1901)
"Garret Sarvent died at Nyack, NY, last April at an advanced age. He left a large estate including a 'grandfather's clock' which according to the New York Sun of late date has been a bone of contention among his heirs for years. The clock is 6 foot high and a century old. It was also esteemed of so much importance before the Revolutionary War when it was owned by a grandfather of the testator (brother of your ancestor) that it was taken to the Ramapo Mountains, back of Nyack and buried for fear that it would be taken by some of the British soldiers who were making a forced march from West Point through Nyack. It is said by family tradition to have been buried for 40 years and then discovered through a memorandum left by the first owner and is still in a good state of preservation. Several of the heirs met in NYC recently in the executor's office and agreed not to contest the will on account of the clock."
Initials of submitter: W. F. F.
Now that nearly 100 years have passed we can answer this query and say that Garret Hennion was the son of Johannes T. Hennion and Elizabeth Berry.
Note: There are five volumes of clippings from this "Jersey Genealogy" series stored in a vault at the library in Morristown, NJ; they are also on microfilm. This series appeared 1901-1918. The clippings above are from Vol. 3. The microfilm box is labeled MF GE 0043 R22012 76151. The index is also on microfilm.
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