Abraham Bevans Obituary 1877Added: Jun 13, 2017
The Evening Gazette - Port Jervis, NY, 10 Jul 1877:
AN OLD LANDMARK GONE
DEATH OF A WEALTHY AND PROMINENT SUSSEX FARMER.
ABRAHAM BEVANS OF SANDYSTON - HIS SUDDEN DEATH - A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE - THE FUNERAL.
Mr. Abraham Bevans, one of the oldest and most prominent residents of Sussex County, died at the old homestead in Sandyston township last Saturday morning, aged about 73 years. Mr. Bevans was an extensive and successful farmer, which calling he pursued until within a year or two past, when his health gradually failed. He was confined to his bed but five days.
The deceased was twice married, his first wife being the daughter of John Layton, deceased, of Sandyston, by whom he had one child, Nicholas Bevans, still living in that township. Elizabeth, daughter of the late William Loder of Sandyston, was his second wife. She died in 1863. There were seven children as a result of his second marriage-three sons and four daughters, namely: Lyman E. and Samuel L. of this village, and Sydney B. of Jersey City, Mrs. Ann L. Shimer, widow, residing in this village; Sarah M., unmarriaed and living at home; Mrs. CC Shimer, widow, a resident of Centerville; and Mrs. Hannah Smith, who lives at Flatbrookville. Mr. Bevans was the father of twelve children.
The funeral services were conducted from the Reformed Church at Peter's Valley on Monday, and was largely attended by the residents of that section. The remains were interred in the family burial plot in the churchyard adjoining.