The following was copied from pages 147 & 148 chapter xvi section 23.
"Reminisces of Old Gloucester County"
by Isaac Mickle 1845
In 1830 when Mr. Clay drew the likeness of Cattell from which the above cut is roughly copied, he was engaged in fishing at Clarks fishery. We saw him at the meeting held in Woodbury, in March last, to remonstrate against the setting off of Camden County. He is still alive and hearty, and is very fond of telling stories of his hunting days and antecdotes of the leading men in the Gloucester Club. He does not know how old he is, but thinks he is not far from ninety. The author of the Memoir from which we have drawn most of the facts in the text, says he was enlisted by the club in 1796, but does not give his age at that time.
(Editors Note: In a volume of Reminiscences" owned by historian Charles Boyer, now in the Camden County Historical Society, the following insert is bound with the material on Jonas Cattell. It was written in 1872 by W. J. Potts.
"Mr Rowan, a farmer living about a square and a half from the Zane Burying Ground and aged apparently above sixtey, knew olf Jonas Cattell, and remembers the 'Canon Story', having heard it from the lips of old Jonas. He mentioned it without my speaking of it. He said one or two of the brass field peices showed in the feild the Hessians encamped in on their retreat from Red Bank (towards Haddonfield).
"His grandmother Zane had told him of a Hessian officer wounded in the above battle, who was carried into a house alongside the Zane graveyard and died there. The house is not the present one, but was pulled downmany years since. The Hessian officer was a very tall man. He was buried in the graveyard near the barn, with two stones which lie a considerable distance from each other marking his grave.
"The old road came around by the graveyard and ran into the main road by the old barn or blacksmith shop at the mouth of the present road.
"The bridge (Clements Bridge) across Big Timber Creek was of logs in the time of the Hessians. Mr Rowan knew a Hessian who ran away and settled near Woodbury - Jacob Kirker, by name, who married and has two daughters and one son. The wife and one of the daughters named Oakwright was living in Federal Street, Camden, sometime since - a widow. Jacob was in the Battle of Red Bank.
"Rowan remembers hearing Jonas Cattell tell the story of how he captured five Hessians. These five had gotten separated from the rest and Jonas seeing them coming, ran into a (or his) blacksmith shop and picked up an old gun barrel and running out again with this clapped to his shoulder called on the Hessians to surrender and stack their guns. They did so and he marched them into Red Bank. Old Jonas would laugh heartily as he described the fright of the Hessians when they saw his deadly gun barrell."