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OBITUARY- "Aunt" Judy Jackson
died on Sunday night after an illness
of less than ten days at her residence
on Mulberry street in this village.
She was about 98 years of age and
was by far the oldest person in this
village. Her general health had been
good until a few days before her
death when it was noticed that she
talked but little. She was a woman
of great piety and delighted in
singing religious songs at a very late
period of her life. Her sight and
Learing [sic] always remained quite good.
She was a slave until about 28 years
old. When about 2 years old she was
bought with her mother by Jeremiah
Merritt who then owned the present
County House farm from a Mr. Kort-
right. When she was about grown
she was purchased by Philip LeFe-
vre, of Kettleborough. who presented
her to his son Andries P. LeFevre,
when he married. She remained a
slave in this family until all the slaves
in this state were set free abont [sic] 1827.
She continued to reside for some time
in the Kettleborough neighborhood
and afterwards lived for some time
with her husband, Tom. Jackson at
Clintondale. For several years past
she resided in or near this village.

Aunt Judy's recollection of events
that transpired in her childhood was
wonderfully good and we have ob-
tained from her very much informa
tion concerning people that lived in
the early part of the present century.
We found by comparing her stories
with information derived from other
quarters, so far as it went, that she
was correct in her statements. The
funeral was held on Tuesday. Inter-
ment in the New Paltz cemetery.

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