At Piermont, April 15th, of Consumption, James Requa, aged 48 years.
He was Captain of the first Military Company ever organized in Rockland County and his remains were interred in Rockland Cemetery on Saturday with appropriate military honors in which the various Military Companies of our County all joined. As a man he was esteemed and loved by all who knew him.
~ Source: Rockland County Journal - Nyack, Rockland, New York -Saturday, April 24, 1858 - Page: 2 – Column: 5
1850 United States Census:
.... Orange Town, Rockland County, New York
.... 7 August 1950
.... James H and Margaret Lent Blanch Family
.... Lines 12-18
12 - James H Requa, 37, Male, Merchant, Born in New York
13 - Margaret Requa, 39, Female, Born in New York
14 - Isaac B Requa, 17, Male, Clerk, Born in New York
15 - Francis M Requa, 14, Male, Born in New York, Attended School
16 - Susan Requa, 10, Female, Born in New York
17 - Winfield Requa, 5, Male, Born in New York
18 - Clara Requa, 4, Female, Born in New York
Note: According to their son's [Glode Requa] obituary, Glode Requa Born 1838, had moved at the age of 10 (1848) to Tarrytown for three years.
Glode Requa was not found in this Census living with his family in Orange Town. By the age of 14, Glode was working for the railroad and became the railroad's youngest Engineer by the age of 17.
Rockland Cemetery Records:
Interment # 1858
Burial Date: 17 April 1858
Residence: Piermont, New York
Birth Place: Westchester
Age: 42 Years Old
Cause of Death: Consumption
Burial Location: Section A West Terrace
Margaret Lent Blanch Requa
Gravesite Details 42 years old. Birth year estimated.