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Joanna Allen Ewing
Birth: Jun. 11, 1808
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1891
Alton
Wayne County
New York, USA

[Cherie J. created this memorial with the kind permission and endorsement of Joanna's descendant, family historian Bill Gawne.]

Joanna and her brother Darius were orphaned in 1814, and went to live with their uncle.Squire Allen. This is per the biography written in Darius own lifetime. Joanna Allen Ewing's obituary states that she moved to Wayne County in 1849. She would have moved with her husband and family. They appear in the 1850 US Federal Census in Sodus, Wayne Co., US Fed.Census.

OBITUARY
Mrs. Johanna Ewing, [1808-1891] died at the residence of her son, L.D. [ Lorenzo Dow] Ewing, Sunday, Jan. 11, 1891, aged 87 years and 7 months. H er maiden name was Allen, and she was born in Rennselaer Co., N.Y., June 11, 1808, and moved to this County in 1849. One by one the servants of the master pass from sight, but not from the vision of our faith. They still live and love. They belong to us and we belong to them. While we are thinking of them they remember us. They are not very distant. The thinnest partition separates this world of sense from the world of spirit. We live on the border of the invisible. The unseen is consciously near. The devout soul is in touch of Heaven. Sister Ewing early entered upon her christian life, and all who knew her speak of her kind christian character. She outlived the majority of her circle of friends , but has now gone on to join them. Her death was a translation, she f ell asleep in Jesus; calmly,
peacefully she passed away and was at rest. Her daily life was lived unto the Lord. Her well-worn and often marked Bible bears witness to her faithful study of its pages and to the responses of the soul to its holy words. She believed it; she loved it.

"So lie our buried dead,
When nature's race is run;
A transient stay with us they pad
In preparation for their eternal home."

Her last audible words to the relatives and friends gathered around her b edside were, "Meet me." Her relatives and friends and all who knew her will miss her but she lives enthroned and like the stars in the limitless distance above as her pure life and godly example shine, and will continue to shine with a luster undimmed. A short sermon was conducted at the house by Rev. G. E. Campbell. The sermon was preached in the Free Methodist Church, at Alton, of which she was a member, by Rev. Mr. Newto n, their pastor, from Rev. 21:4. "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there by any more pain; for the former things are pa ssed away."
A.R.C.

ALTON

A somewhat remarkable funeral occurred at the F.M. Church on Tuesday o f last week. The deceased was Mrs. Calvin Ewing, aged 85 years, who had been a resident of this place upwards of 50 years. Her four sons were present, who had not been together before in thirty-five years. Their parents being poor, they were thrown upon their own resources when mere boys and drifted to different parts of the country, not to meet again until they met at their mother's funeral. Peleg, the oldest, is a thriving carriage manufacturer of Luddington, Mich.; Darius, the second s on, is a well-to-do citizen of Troy, N.Y.; James, the third son, is president of the St. Louis Salt Co., and Lorenzo, the fourth son, is master mechanic on the Sodus Bay division of the Northern Central Railroad, residing at Sodus Point."
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The following Will for Benjamin Allen refers to full-siblings Joanna (Allen) Ewing and Darius Allen as half sister and half brother of Benjamin.
It refers to Sylvestrus (Sylvester) Allen and Lorenzo Dow Allen as full brothers of Benjamin.

Estate of Benjamin ALLEN
who died in March 1866 Surrogate's Court
Troy, Rensselaer Co, NY
In the matter of the application for Letters of Administration on the
Estate of BENJAMIN ALLEN, deceased, late of the city of Troy.
Filed 28th day of March 1866
County of Rensselaer, NY.

DARIUS ALLEN of the City of Troy in said County, being duly sworn, do depose and say that I am the brother of the said deceased; that said deceased died a natural death at the city of Troy in said county, on the fifth day of March, 1866, without having a last Will and Testament; and that said deceased at the time of his death was possessed of certain personal property in the State of New York, the value thereof does not exceed the sum of seventeen hundred dollars, as I have been informed and believe; that the said deceased left him surviving no widow, children or descendants, father or mother, but brother and sisters as follows

LORENZO D ALLEN of Sodus, Wayne Co, NY; SYLVESTRUS ALLEN of the same p lace, full brothers of said deceased who have filed their ----- of rights to administer said estate and JOANNA EWING, wife of CALVIN EWING of Sodus aforesaid and DARIUS ALLEN of the City of Troy half
brother and half sister of said deceased, only next of kin; and that he was at or immediately previous to his death an inhabitant of the County of Rensselaer. And I pray that Administration on the Estate of the said deceased is
granted by the Surrogate Court of the County of Rensselaer to me.
Sworn before me this 24th? Day of March, 1886.
DARIUS ALLEN
County of Rensselaer

I DARIUS ALLEN will well, honestly, and faithfully discharge the duties of administrator of the estate of BENJAMIN ALLEN deceased, according to law.
Subscribed and sworn before me this 28th? day of March 1886.
Darius Allen
County of Rensselaer Surrogate Court.
In the matter of the administration of the goods chattels and credits o f BENJAMIN ALLEN, deceased.

I, SYLVESTER ALLEN of the town of Sodus in the County of Wayne and State of New York, a brother of BENJAMIN ALLEN late of the City of Troy
deceased intestate, do hereby renounce all right and claim to
administration of the goods chattels and credits of the said intestate.

Witness my hand at Sodus New York this 20th Day of March 1866.
Signed in the presence of [signature very faint/blurred].

State of New York
County of Rensselaer
On this 20 Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty six before me personally came the above named SYLVESTER ALLEN to me known to be the individual described in and who executed the above renunciation of letters of administration and he acknowledged that he executed the same for the purpose therein mentioned.
[signature faint]
In the matter of the Estate of BENJAMIN ALLEN, deceased, remonstration of LORENZO D. ALLEN.
Filed March 28, 1866.
I, LORENZO D. ALLEN of the town of Sodus in the County of Wayne and State of New York a brother of BENJAMIN ALLEN late of the City of Troy deceased intestate do hereby renounce all right and claim to administration of the goods chattels and credits of the said intestate.

Witness my hand at Sodus New York this 20th? Day of March 1866.

Lorenzo D Allen Signed in the presence of}
PHILIP W CISSLEY [?]
S. VANDERHEYDEN

State of New York
County of Rensselaer
On this 20 Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and sixty six before me personally came the above named LORENZO D ALLEN to me known to be the individual described in and who executed
the above renunciation of letters of administration and he acknowledged
that he executed the same for the purpose therein mentioned.

S Vanderheyden
Com'r of Deeds
Troy NY
In the matter of the Estate of BENJAMIN ALLEN, deceased, remonstration of SYLVESTRUS ALLEN [sic].
Filed March 28, 1866.
Know all men by these Presents that we, DARIUS ALLEN, LORIMUS VANDERHEY DEN and EDWARD BROWNELL [sic]
of the city of Troy, NY are held and firmly bound unto the People of
the State of New York, the sum of thirty four hundred dollars current money of the United States of America, to be paid to the said People to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents.
Sealed with our Seals, and dated the 26th day of March in the year of o ur Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty six.
The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bounden DARIUS ALLEN Administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of BENJAMIN ALLEN deceased, shall faithfully execute the trust reposed in him as such, and also, that he obey all orders of the Surrogate of the County of Rensselaer, touching the Administration of the Estate
committed to {blank}: - them this obligation to be void otherwise to be of force.

DARIUS ALLEN
EDWIN BROWNELL
LORIMUS VANDERHEYDEN Sealed and Delivered in the presence of JAMES LANSING
LORIMUS VANDERHEYDEN and EDWIN BROWNELL of this city of Troy in said county, being each duly sworn, do each depose and say that he is worth the sum
of thirty four hundred dollars, over and above all debts due from, or
liabilities incurred by, him.

Edwin Brownell
Lorimus Vanderheyden Subscribed and Sworn before me this
28th day of March 1866
JAMES LANSING
Comm of Troy NY

State of New York
Rensselaer County
On this 26th day of March 1866, before me personally appeared DARIUS ALLEN, LORIMUS VANDERHEYDEN and EDWIN BROWNELL to me well known to be
the individuals described in and who executed the within Bond, and
severally duly acknowledged the execution thereof, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.

James Lansing
Comm of Deeds
Troy NY

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Joanna wrote the following poem contained in the obituary for her little grand-daughter, Mary Lucretia Bayless (July 3, 1859-May 17, 1860):
OBITUARY: Wayne democratic Press, Lyons, New York. Wednesday Morning, June 13, 1860 Pg2 Colm.7

DIED:
In Sodus, May 17th, 1860, MARY LUCRETIA,
daughter of Daniel and Lucretia Bayless,
aged 10 months and 14 days.

The following poem accompanied the obituary and was written by Mrs. Joanna Ewings:

Dear parents dry your tears,
And hear my story:
Your Mary, she has gone
To the world of glory.

With her little glittering wings
Amongst the angles,
With her harp of golden strings,
She sings God's praises.

How oft will she look down
And see you weeping,
In the silence of the night,
When all are sleeping.

Methinks I hear her say,
In whispers lowly,
O, mother, weep no more,
For I'm in glory.

She is like the blooming rose,
She will bloom forever;
Her hair will ne'er grow gray,
Her face ne'er wither.

But you and I must fade,
Our time is running;
Going down unto the grave
From whence there's no returning.

With Jesus, her best friend,
And angles, shining,
On the banks of flowry beds,
Where there is no dying.

So strive to watch and pray,
Be meek and lowly;
And meet your Mary there,
In the realm of glory.

So parents dry your tears,
And mourn and grieve no more;
And meet your happy child
On Canaan's peaceful shore.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Calvin Ewing (1805 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Lucretia Ewing Myers (1834 - 1903)*
  Darius Ewing (1837 - 1897)*
  Lorenzo Dow Ewing (1843 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
EWING Calvin, Feb. 15, 1888, 83y
Joanna, wife, Jan. 11, 1891, 82y
 
Burial:
Brick Church Cemetery
Sodus Center
Wayne County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Cherie J.
Record added: Apr 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67831522
Joanna <i>Allen</i> Ewing
Added by: Paul Sutton Kamalsky
 
Joanna <i>Allen</i> Ewing
Added by: Paul Sutton Kamalsky
 
Joanna <i>Allen</i> Ewing
Added by: Paul Sutton Kamalsky
 
 
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For a dear lady and wonderful person.
- Cherie J.
 Added: Apr. 3, 2011
 
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