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BOSTON, MASS. 561. Note.--Mrs. SARAR TREVETT, consort of Samuel Russell Trevett, esq. who, in the summer of 1814, was appointed commander of the United States' revenue cutter on the Boston station, was a native of Marblehead. She was the eldest daughter of captain Michael Wormsted and sister of captain Robert Wormsted, of whom a memoir is given in the 525 article of this Collection, and, like her brother, was distinguished for a noble generosity of disposition.
She was married to captain Trevett, 10 March, 1773. Their children were ; 1. Susannah Trevett, the wife of Nathaniel Adams ; 2. Sarah Trevett, the widow of captain Jonathan Glover Bartoll, who died in Havanna at the age of 27 years ; S. captain Russell Trevett, an intelligent, active, and enter. prising mariner, who died, 5 October, 1312, at the age of 35 years ; 4. Rebecca Trevett, who died at the age of 5 years; 5. Mary Trevett, who died in infancy; 6. Samuel Russell Trevett, esq. M. D. a surgeon in the navy of the United States ; 7. Robert Worinsted Trevett, esq. a practitioner of the law, who is settled in Lynn; 3. Benjamin Trevett, esq. an officer in the navy of the United States ; 9. Michael Wormsted Trevett, who died at an early
Mrs. Trevett, after suffering extremely with her
last sickness, and exhibiting an uncommonly meck and submissive spirit, expired at Boston, 8 January, 1812, in the 59 year of her age. She cast herself upon the mercy of that blessed Redeemer, whose professed disciple she had long been and in whom she reposed an unshaken confidence, was crowned with the joys of the christian hope as she approached the dark valley of the shadow of death, and at last calmly fell asleep in Jesus. Captain Trevett was at Gottenburg and several of the children were in distant parts of the country, at the time of the last solemn scene. The remains of mrs. Trevett were carried into Christ's Church, where she had delighted to worship the God of her fathers, and where the burial service was performed by the worthy and rev. mr. Eaton, and then were conveyed to the family tomb in the place of her nativity,
The following lines, respectful to the memory of mirs. Trevett, were written, soon after her decease, , by an amiable young lady, a near friend, to whom she was much endeared.
“ Farewell, thou sainted shade ! Nought then : could stay
Thy parting soul. While late we saw thee lay
When the sad news should reach his listning ear.
Where peace and love did smile ?
And nature wept a while.
friend Are lost forever. Yet so calm thi ne end That sister spirits sure upbore thy soul, With angel pity, to its destin'd goal. Yes, Heaven decreed thy fate ; then Heaven de
fend T'he sinking mourners, and, in mercy, send Its needed aid, from long and deep despair, The hapless partner and the orphans spare. Then, fare thee well again, thou sacred shade! Still shall our tributary tears be paid Upon thy tomb ; and memory shall dwell On those domestick scenes, thou lov’d'st so well. And we will imitate, and hope and trust, That, when our frames shall mingle with the dust, On wings of faith our parting souls may rise, And meet thy spirit in its native skies.
HANOVER, N. J. 262. In memory of Thomas ECKLEY, esq. who departed this life, on the 15 of July,
1793, ætatis 72. We shall not all sleep, we shall be changed. Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, death is #wallowed up in victory.
HANOVER, N. J. 563. In memory of mrs. KATHARINE ECKLEY, who, by a sudden accident, died, 18 August, A. D. 1772, anno ætatis 46.
To this sad shrine the reliques we commend
charms, Prepare to meet thy God, the tomb alarms. Man cometh forth like a flower and is cut down, Job 14. 2.
Note.--Mrs. Eckley, by her sudden removal, exhibited a most striking exemplification of the precarious tenure of human life. The manner of her death was remarkable and deeply distressing to her numerous friends and connexions.
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Mr. Eckley and his wife were on their way for Princeton to visit their son, the late rev. doc. Eckley of Boston, a little before he closed his collegiate course. In passing a steep hill, mr. Eckley got out of the chaise in compassion to his horse. Mrs. Eckley held the reins, and was eating an apple, which she leisurely cut with a sharp pointed penknife. The horse suddenly started, and threw her out of the carriage, in such a manner, that the penknife was thrust into her breast, and she expired in a few moments; a very affecting dispensation of Providence! In the midst of life we are in death!
BOSTON, MASS. 564. Nole. The rev. JOSEPH ECKLEY, D. D. was a native of the city of London, and came to this country, while a youth, with his father, wbo removed to Anerica with his family and settled at Hanover, in the county of Morris, and state of New Jersey. He received a liberal education at Princeton, under the presidency of the learned and pious doctor Witherspoon, and was graduated in 1772. Fifteen years after, he was honoured with a doctorate from his alma mater. On the 27 of October, 1779, he was ordained the pastor of the third congregational society in Boston, which had been honoured with the labours of Thacher, Willard, Pemberton, Sewall, Prince, Cumming, Blair, Bacon, and Hunt, all of them worthy characters and some of them pre-eminently distinguished for their learning and piety. In 1909, the rev. Joshua Huntington was