Rev Jonathan Odell
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
|Death||25 Nov 1818 (aged 81)
Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada
|Burial||Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada|
|Memorial ID||61652218 ·|
[placed?] to commemorate the departed worth
of the honorable and Revd Jonathan Odell M.A.
who was born on the 23rd of September A.D. 1737
and died in this place on the 25th of November A.D. 1818.
He was educated for the profession of physician, surgery,
and in the successive stages of life.
He continued to explore the depths of science and to
traverse the fields of literature.
… without neglecting any branch of usefulness,
he undertook a higher task.
In 1767 was ordained and appointed to the spiritual
[guide??] of Burlington, in the then province of New Jersey.
As he headed God, so he honored the King.
[Amid?] the disturbances which led to the independence
of the United States, he espoused the cause of government
with openness, with decision, & with [zealot’s/zealous] warmth.
Hence he was persecuted and proscribed
and, in 1776, driven out from his family and his home,
his occupation and means of subsistence.
His principles and qualifications
[Commanding??] the notice of persons in command at the seat of war
and during its continuance,
faithfully executed many important & confidential [trusts?]
at the close of the rebellion
he took refuge in the mother country.
His sufferings were remembered & his services appreciated
He was called to a seat in His Majesty’s council in this
province (then newly erected)
He was appointed Secretary, Register of the Record
and Clerk of the Council.
The duties then devolving upon him
he unremittingly and faithfully discharged for upward
of thirty years.
Assisting also upon emergency in the church
after the relinquishment of his appointments,
he left on his wonted course to the end.
Religious, loyal, upright, charitable, prompt,
in friendship, persevering in good office.
Now mourned in proportion as he was cherished & respected
by his family, by his friends, by the public, by the poor.