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  • Abraham Vanzandt, Vanzant Obituary Newspaper Clipping.

    Abraham Vanzandt Obituary Notice
    From the Media News
    Upland, Pennsylvania
    Funeral of Abraham Vanzant
    The funeral of the late Abraham Vanzant, a sketch of who life was published in the News last week occurred yesterday afternoon from the residence of his son on Church Street, Upland. The attendance was very large and outside of the immediate relatives and friends,  a large delegation of members from Leiperville Lodge of Odd Fellows was present. After prayer at the house, the remains were taken to the Upland M.E. Church, where services were held, conducted by Rev. H. Frankland of that church, Rev. William Ridgway of Trinity M.E. Church and Rev. C.L. Williams of the Upland Baptist Church . Interment was made at Chester Rural Cemetery.
    Death of an Ex-County Sheriff
    The funeral of Abraham Vanzant who for nearly sixty years resided in this country, will take place tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon, from the residence of his son, George Vanzant, Church Street, Upland, PA. Abraham Vanzant was born in St. George’s Hundred, Delaware on February 18, 1810. He came to Delaware County in 1826 and was married to Mary Ann Verlinden in 1829. For a number of years he was a local Methodist preacher here, starting out in that capacity in 1848. He was particularly well-known in Upland where for several years he was manager of the mills of the late John P. Crozer. He left Upland about the year 1858 to accept a position as manager of a mill at Roswell, GA but was compelled to leave that place on account of his Union principles, and he returned to Chester in 1861. He was elected Sheriff of Delaware County on the Republican ticket in 1863. Soon after his retirement from public office he became the manager of Osborn Levis mill at Upper Darby, where he lived and prospered for many years. During his sojourn there he made his last public speech at the celebration of the Declaration of Independence, when a flag was raised in honor of the country during the Centennial year in 1876.. His last public position was assessor of the 24th ward, Philadelphia, where he was living a the time of his death on Tuesday last the 10th. His remains were brought to this city of Tuesday evening last. Deceased leaves a wife and nine children, including six daughters and three sons, and in addition 55 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was a member of Leiperville Lodge of Odd Fellows, and that Society will attend his funeral. Services will be held at the Upland M.E. Church at 2 o’clock, and interment made at Chester Rural Cemetery.

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    Published on December 20, 2009 · Filed under: Uncategorized, Vanzandt Vanzant Obituaries;
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