Toms River in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Toms River Block House
Erected 1950 by The Captain Joshua Huddy Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 39° 57.171′ N, 74° 11.832′ W. Marker is in Toms River, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker is at the intersection of Robbins Street and Washington Street on Robbins Street. Click for map. Located next to a parking lot near the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Toms River NJ 08753, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Joshua Huddy (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Revolutionary Cannon (about 800 feet away); Anchor from the Aircraft Carrier USS Randolph CV-15 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Preserving Baymen Heritage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elizabeth Sculthorp Force (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to Double Trouble State Park (approx. 4.1 miles away); Exploring The Pinelands (approx. 4.1 miles away); Pineland Industries (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Toms River.
Regarding Toms River Block House.
According to Nicholas F. Rakoncza in Toms River was in Flames: The Toms River Blockhouse Fight and William H. Fischer (for whom Toms River's Fischer Boulevard is named), in The Toms River Block House Fight, the 10 patriots who lost their lives as a result of the attack were:
Major John Cook, 2nd Regiment Monmouth Militia and a Toms River resident
Captain Joshua Huddy who was unlawfully hanged on April 12, 1782
Captain Ephriam Jenkins, stationed in Toms River, but not assigned to Blockhouse
Matross Daniel Dodge
Matross John Farr
Matross James Kennedy
Matross James Kinsley (or Kinsey)
Matross Cornelius McDonald
Matross Thomas Rostoinder
Matross John Wainwright.
A Matross was a gunner or gunner's mate.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Capt. Huddy, a Captain in the NJ militia and in command at Toms River, escaped capture at the battle but was later captured. His home is nearby.
Also see . . .
1. Toms River Blockhouse Fight. Short article about, but with an inaccurate of, the Toms River Block House fight. (Submitted on February 3, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. The Capture of the Block House at Toms River, New Jersey, March 24, 1782:
This book, by William Scudder Stryker was published by Naar, Day & Naar, book and job printers in 1888. The original is located at Princeton University. (Submitted on February 3, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary •
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