New Jersey Obituaries - September 14, 1898 - Jacob Tenbrook Conover

Jacob Tenbrook Conover of Shrewsbury died on Sunday night, after a long sickness. Death was due to Bright's disease. Mr. Conover was in his 70th year. He was born in Middletown township, in the house now known as the Hubbard homestead. On February 3d, 1851, he married Ann Eliza, daughter of Peter W. Smith, who at that time owned the farm at Shrewsbury now occupied by Jacob S. Shutts. Mr. Conover settled on the farm near that of his father-in-law, and lived there until his death.

Mr. Conover was a strong Republican, though he never took an active part in politics. He was for years the agent for the Champion mowers and reapers, and through the sale of these machines he had become well known through the eastern part of Monmouth county. He leaves a widow and one son, William I. Conover.

The funeral was held at his late residence at two o'clock this afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. Samuel T. Price, and the body was buried at Shrewsbury.

Mr. Conover left a considerable personal estate, as well as the farm on which he lived. He left no will, and the property will therefore go to his son, subject to the life right of Mr. Conover's widow in the estate.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, September 14, 1898