New Jersey Obituaries - August 10, 1898 - Isaac Compton

Isaac Compton died at Belford at ten o'clock on Saturday morning of dropsy. He had been sick about two weeks. He was 84 years old and was the son of Cornelius Compton, and was born at Belford, where he lived all his life. He was a mason by trade and had accumulated a small fortune by his industry and by his close attention to business.

He was married twice. His first wife was Miss Emily Orchard of New Brunswick, whom he married in 1843. Six years later she was drowned in the creek at Belford. Two children who are still living were the fruits of this union. They are Stout Compton of Belford and Thomas Compton, who is the lighthouse keeper at Keansburg.

In 1855 Mr. Compton married Miss Emma Walling, daughter of Cornelius Walling of Centerville. She died about fifteen years ago. By this union two more children were born. They are Mrs. William Garnsey of Centerville and William V. Compton of Belford.

The place on which Mr. Compton lived at Belford was inherited by him from his father, who built the house over a hundred years ago. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at two o'clock from the New Monmouth Baptist church, of which he was a member. The service was conducted by Rev. William V. Wilson. The body was buried at Mechanicsville.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, August 10, 1898