James Adams Schermerhorn

James Adams Schermerhorn

Birth
Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Death 30 Dec 1879 (aged 62–63)
Monroe County, New York, USA
Burial Cortland, Cortland County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 24030174 · View Source
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On the 30th ult., at Glen Haven, James A. SCHERMERHORN, of Cortland, N.Y.
The funeral services were held at his late residence on Friday afternoon, the 2d inst. The bearers were some of the near neighbors and friends of the deceased. The remains were buried in the family plot in the beautiful "Rural Cemetery" of Cortland.
Mr. SCHERMERHORN had been a generous and steadfast supporter of Grace Church Parish in that village from its organization in 1848. It was therefore fitting that the Rector and choir thereof should pay the last solemn offices of religion at his funeral. And it was in accordance with the faithful friendship of the gentle and genuine household, that one who had ministered to the little flock during the life-time of the departed ones, should have been summoned to say a few words thereat of tribute and affection. The following are some of the remarks made at the funeral by the Rev. James P. FOSTER, now of Newark, N.Y:
James Adams Schermerhorn was born at Schenectady in 1816. His parents were Abram M. SCHERMERHORN and Mary Kent ADAMS. Our departed friend was of the generation from Jacob J. SCHERMERHORN, who came to this country with one of the Governors of the Dutch colony in 1636. The deceased was the only one and surviving child of his parents. A sister died at the age of eighteen years October 1, 1843. His father established the "Bank of Rochester" and the "Bank of Monroe", was Mayor of Rochester, Member of the State Legislature and Representative in Congress.
Mr. James A. SCHERMERHORN came to Cortland in 1841, and was admitted to the practice of law. In 1849 he married Miss Sarah M. PARKER, then the beloved, respected and successful teacher of "the old academy." To them were born four children who now survive and mourn their loss. The deceased was a genial gentleman, a faithful friend, and a business man of high integrity. Five years ago upon a pensive afternoon of the Indian summer was borne from this home, which she had endeared and consecrated[,] the devoted wife and loving mother, sister and friend, whose pure memory will ever be sweet to the souls of all who knew her. Plainly it is true of her that,
"The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall blossom when they lie in dust."

Since then that husband so bereft has lived only in the sweet memories of the past and in tears and prayers has longed that he too might be at rest. Now he, the loving father, has crossed death's tide and is with her, we hope, united in the bright beyond. Memoria in aeterna. J.P.F.


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  • Created by: Janice Klafehn
  • Added: 18 Jan 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 24030174
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Adams Schermerhorn (1816–30 Dec 1879), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24030174, citing Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, Cortland County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Janice Klafehn (contributor 46786078) .