- Noah Collard served as an Alderman from the 4th Ward for the town of Newburgh, NY, for two terms, 9 Mar 1875 - 13 Mar 1876 and 13 Mar 1876 until his death on 13 May 1876.
Tom Collard says (as of 10 Aug 2000) after a trip to Newburgh, NY, on Aug 3-4, where he visited a cemetery and the local library:
The stones are very difficult to read with some data missing. However, it
appears that Angelene died in 1864. There are two children buried with her.
One name looks like "Fannie" died in 1860? at age 4yrs, 4mos & 5 days. The
second, Harrietta M. Collard died in 1864 at 2yrs, 3mos & 5 days. It is
very difficult to read Angelene's surname. It does appear to say
The stone reads "Wife of Noah".
The other stone also reads "Wife of Noah" and is clearly Lydia J. age 60,
died in 1892. Now, 1892 - 60 = 1832. If she was married at age 35, that
would have been in 1867, three years after the death of Angelene.
There are records in Newburgh city directories of "Knower" that I assume is
Noah living at 45 Smith Street in 1864. His occupation is shown as
"carpenter" which was Noah's trade. On 1869 Noah lived at 77 Smith Street
and by 1871 has moved to 322 Liberty Street. By 1874, still living at 322
Liberty, he was shown as "Carpenter and Builder" with a busines address at
15 South Water Street. In 1875, one year before his death, he was a partner
in Collard & Tice Co., Carpenters and Builders, at the same address. All
the buildings in this area of Water Street were razed during an urban
renewal attempt in the 1960s.
In 1878 through 1892 Mrs. Noah Collard (Lydia) is shown living at 342
Liberty. The date of her death is recorded as 12/23/1892.
I plan to go back to Newburgh on a weekday to get a look at some city
records. Also, I'm going to call the cemetery to what can be done to repair
the grave stones.