The following is the obituary notice written by her friend, the scholarly Philip Battell, Esq., and which appeared in one of the newspapers at the date of her decease:
"In this place, on the 24th inst., Mrs. Huldah Stewart, aged 95 years.
Mrs. Stewart was born in 1752 and was the third daughter of Mr. Elnathan Hubbell, then a resident of Stratford, Conn. At an early age she accompanied her father's family to Bennington in this state, where March 22nd, 1772, she was united in marriage to John Stewart, with whom the providence of God permitted her to live 57 years.
As her father removed to this State when the difficulties between the inhabitants of Vermont and the citizens of New York were occurring; and as, some years after, the Revolutionary struggle came on, and the storm of war swept over that part of the country where her husband was residing, Mrs. Stewart's earlier days were days of peril, privation, and change. Her husband was at the taking of Montreal under Montgomery; at the battle of Bennington, her father, husband, and two of her brothers were on the field of conflict. As Mr. Stewart at the time of the latter engagement was residing in Bennington, and his house was no great distance from the battle ground, Mrs. Stewart often described the intense agony she experienced while listening to the roar of canon, and seeing the wagon loads of the dead and wounded carried past her door, lest some of her friends might have fallen.
Mrs. Stewart resided successively in Bennington, Cambridge, Pawlet, Ticonderoga, Orwell, Burlington (Otsego Co.), N.Y., New Haven, Vt. and Middlebury.
She became a resident of Middlebury in 1812. She first made a public confession of her religion in 1800, while living in Burlington, N.Y.
Mrs. Stewart was a women of uncommon energy and decision of character, and the vicissitudes through which she passed in early life developed the more this trait in her mind. No one could converse with her, and witness the lighting up of her countenance, venerable with the lines of a century of years marked upon it, and not be convinced of this fact.
Mrs. Stewart was a fine specimen of cheerfulness in old age. The pains and infirmities of her advancing years were severe, but she endured them with fortitude and patience and her customary vivacity seemed never to forsake her.
Mrs. Stewart was a consistent and exemplary Christian. She was a witness to the truth of the declaration, that the hoary head when found in the ways of righteousness is a crown of glory. She loved the word of God and to draw spiritual refreshment from its well of salvation. Her closing days were illumined with the hope of a blessed immortality.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them!"