Timothy Southard
Born: 1797, Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: Dec. 21, 1874, probably Roxbury, Morris Co., New Jersey
Parents: Silas Southard and Elizabeth Hopkins
Occupations: farmer, school teacher, lawyer
Public Office: Jefferson Township School Committee;
Morris County Justice of the Peace (1844-49)
Religious Affiliation: Berkshire Valley Presbyterian Church, Berkshire Valley, Roxbury, Morris Co., New Jersey
First Marriage: June 23, 1830, Berkshire Valley Presbyterian Church, Berkshire Valley, Roxbury, Morris Co., New Jersey
First Wife: Mary Estile Dickerson
Born: about 1793, Berkshire Valley, Roxbury, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: before 1850, Roxbury (now Mt. Arlington), Morris Co., New Jersey
Parents: Joseph Dickerson & Mary Estile
Second Marriage  Aug. 19, 1852, Roxbury, Morris Co., New Jersey
Second Wife: Sarah Elizabeth Babbitt
Born: 1834, Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: probably before 1893, New Jersey
First Marriage: Mahlon Gordon
Born: 1817, Berkshire Valley, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: 1850, Morris Co., New Jersey
First Marriage (Mary Estile Dickerson): Dec. 1, 1814, Rockaway,  Morris Co., New Jersey
First Husband (Mary Estile Dickerson): Daniel B. Ludlow, Sr.
Born: 1790, New Jersey
Died: 1824, Morris Co., New Jersey
Parents: Ziba Ludlow & Phebe Baker

Children:
(Daniel B. Ludlow, Sr. & Mary Estile Dickerson)

Eveline Ludlow
Born: 1814-24, probably Berkshire Valley, Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died:still living, 1840 census, Roxbury (now Mt. Arlington), Morris Co., New Jersey

Gertrude Ludlow
Born: 1814-24, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: still living, 1840 census, Roxbury (now Mt. Arlington), Morris Co., New Jersey
 
Daniel B. Ludlow, Jr.
(Timothy Southard & Mary Estile Dickerson)


Alexander D. Southard

Born: 1831, Jefferson Township, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: still living, 1880, unknown
Notes: Alexander's name appears on a quitclaim deed giving land to his brother Felix. 1860 census Alexander is listed as living in the same house with his brother  Felix and some servants next door to his father and his second family during the 1860 census.

Mary Estile "Elsie" Southard
Born: 1835, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: still living, 1850, Jefferson Township, Morris Co., New Jersey
Note: does not appear in the 1860 census with her father, may have married by this time.

Caroline Southard
Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Felix A. Southard

(Mahlon Gordon & Sarah Elizabeth Babbitt)

Liza Gordon
Born: 1847, Morris Co., NJ
Died: proably before 1855, Morris Co., New Jersey

(Timothy Southard & Sarah Elizabeth Gordon)


Anna Mae Southard

TIMOTHY SOUTHARD

The only son of Silas Southard, Timothy moved to the Mount Arlington section of Roxbury township, in Morris County New Jersey before the 1830s, marrying Mary Estile Dickerson, the widow of Daniel Ludlow,in 1830. Mary had three children from her previous marriage, and four more with Timothy: Alexander, Elsie, and Caroline. Around this time, Southard settled Mt. Arlington section of Roxbury Township near Lake Hopatcong, the largest lake in New Jersey,. His wife Mary died before the 1850 census, which listed Timothy as a widower living with Alexander. Else,and Felix. In 1852, Timothy married Sarah Elizabeth Gordon, who was thirty years younger than he. It is uncertain who her parents were, but Sarah was more than likely Timothy's cousin, because the the long association between the two families dating back to colonial Rockaway during the 1700s, especially thru Timothy's aunt, Naomi Southardm who was married to David Gordon, and it is possible that Sarah may have been a part of that branch of the Gordon family. During 1860 census, Timothy is listed as living with Sarah, on the same farm with his two sons from his first marriage, Alexander and Felix, who lived in a nearby house owned by Timothy with some servants. According to the 1870 United States Census, 71 year old Timothy was still living on the same farm with Sarah Elizabeth and their four year old daughter Anna Mae, who was born in 1864. Anna Mae was the only child from this marriage, who indicates in the 1920 census that she was illiterate, despite being the daughter of a school teacher.
Timothy was a well regarded lawyer and school teacher, and served on the Jefferson Township Board of Education during the 1850s, and as a Justice of the Peace for Morris County in 1844. At the time Timothy served as Justice of the Peace, they were appointed by the Governor of New Jersey for a four year term (after 1850 they were selected by the Morris County Board of Freeholders).
Timothy probably died around 1877, which is the last year his name appears on any deeds. In the 1880 census, Sarah was listed as a widow living with Anna Mae, presumably still living in Timothy's house and thirty acres. Sarah probably died before 1893, which was the year Anna Mae and her husband William Francis Trowbridge sold the house and remaining 30 acres to the Cutler family for a dollar. Anna Mae, in addition to being illiterate, according to stories passed down through the Trowbridge family, was swindled by the Cutler family, who made a fortune on foreclosing and reselling land in Morris County. Apparently they not only swindled her out of valuable lakefront property for one dollar, they also managed to get her to purchase a half an acre of property in Mount Freedom for three hundred dollars, which they quickly defaulted on the mortgage and lost that property as well. Felix apparently died before the 1880 census, because his wife and surviving daughter show up in the household of her father in New York city. Alexander and Felix's heirs sold their land holdings by the 1880s, so with the the sale of Anna Mae's inheritance in 1893 ended the Southard land holdings along Lake Hopatcong.

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