Hon. Ezra Darby

(b. 7 Jun 1768 - d. 28 Jan 1808) Range 24 Site 4

A Representative from New Jersey. Attended the common schools and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Elected as a Democrat to the 9th and 10th Congresses and served from 1805 until his death.
The National Intelligencer, Friday, January 29, 1808
Died. In this city, about four o'clock yesterday morning, of a consumptive complaint, the Hon. Ezra Darby, Member of the House of Representatives from the state of New Jersey, in the fortieth year of his age.
Both in his public and private walks, Mr. Darby was an ornament to society. He was a true patriot, a real philanthropist, a tender husband, a kind neighbor, a faithful friend. But more than all these, he was a sincere Christian. He firmly believed in the doctrine of the gospel, and for several years was a public professor of the religion of Jesus Christ, which proved the sweetest consolation of his declining moments. Malignity could not impeach his character, nor death blast his hopes. He sleeps in Jesus, and shall awake in his likeness. He has left a tender consort, and a numerous train of friends and relatives to lament his loss. 

The National Intelligencer, February 1, 1808
On Friday the remains of Ezra Darby, a member of the House of Representatives, were interred in the Burial Ground on the Eastern Branch. The procession moved from the Capitol at 12 o'clock, and proceeded to the Lodgings of Mr. Darby, whence it moved to the Grave Yard, agreeably to the following:
  Order of Procession:
New Jersey Delegation, as chief mourners
Committee of Arrangement
Sergeant at Arms, of the House of Representatives
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Clerk of the House of Representatives
Members of the House of Representatives
Sergeant of Arms of the Senate
Vice President (George Clinton)
Secretary of Senate
Members of Senate
Heads of Departments

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