New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - William Statesir

William Statesir, the oldest and one of the best known citizens of Freehold, died on Monday night of last week of pneumonia. He was sick only a very short time. For many years he was president of the Freehold banking company and treasurer of the Monmouth county bible society.

Mr. Statesir, was born January 25th, 1806 near Colt's Neck, where he spent his early life. His father was John Statesir, who served in the Revolutionary war. His mother was Agnes Aumack, daughter of John Aumack of Freehold. His grandfather, Isaac Statesir, a Hollander, owned and conducted a farm in Shrewsbury township. William Statesir learned the business of a tanner at his father's establishment in Colt's Neck. He afterward studied surveying and practiced it near his home.

In 1836 he married Miss Sarah Ann Conover, daughter of John Conover of Marlboro township. Four children were born, of whom none but David Abeel Statesir, a citizen of Freehold survive. Mrs. Statesir died n 1851 and in 1855 Mr. Statesir married Miss Cornelia Ann Vanderveer, daughter of Arthur Vanderveer of Atlantic township. One daughter, Eliza R., was born, but died on her 24th birthday, November 17th, 1889.

After his first marriage, Mr. Statesir moved from Colt's Neck to a farm in Marlboro township, where he remained until 1864. At that time he was elected president of the Freehold banking company, of which he had theretofore served as director. The new office required his presence in Freehold, and he moved to that place, where he had made his home ever since.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, January 11, 1899