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Nathan Paret
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Birth: 1787
Death: Dec. 20, 1829
Orange County
New York, USA

Nathan's marker is of weathered marble making the numbers difficult to read. Two Ancestral File submissions at give a death date of 1827; Gertrude Barber gives a death date of 1859. However, based on pondering of the stone itself, a Letter of Administration filed in the Probate Court, Goshen, NY, dated January 6, 1830, appointing his wife Christiana and brother Samuel as co-administrators, and a news item in the Oneida Observer, his date of death was 1829. His age is given as 42, therefore indicating a birth year of about 1787.

He died in the Town of Minisink, Orange County. The location of his home isn't specified, but was probably in Minisink. Some of the Town of Minisink was cleaved away and is now the Town of Wawayanda, including this cemetery. He seemed to have lived most of his adult life in the vicinity of the hamlets of Slate Hill and/or Ridgeberry [now Ridgebury], Town of Minisink [now Town of Wawayanda].

The marker is broken from it's base and leans against it.

"Distressing Suicide. --- Nathan Paret, blacksmith, of the town of Minisink, cut his throat in his own house, some day last week. He lived about twenty-four hours after the horrid catastrophe, and we have been told sincerely repented the deed. He was a man of family, very industrious, and esteemed as a respectable citizen. In justice to the memory of the deceased, we think it necessary to state, that he had been sick for some time, by which he was much reduced in body, and there can be no doubt he was in a measure deranged at the time the deed was committed. [Indep't. (Orange co.) Rep.]"

Oneida Observer,
Utica, Oneida, New York, USA,
Tuesday 22 December 1820,
Page 2, column 3.

Brother: buried within two rows of Nathan as Samuel Parrott. In the Letter of Administration, the brothers are given as "Parret".
Family links: 
  Christina Bailey Paret (1787 - 1865)*
*Calculated relationship
Ridgeberry Cemetery
Orange County
New York, USA
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Record added: Jun 21, 2009
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Nathan Paret
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