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Old Greenwich Cemetery

 
 
Old Greenwich Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 30, 2009
1. Old Greenwich Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
This tablet is dedicated
to the memory of
the Revolutionary Patriots
buried in
Old Greenwich Cemetery
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[Column One]
Joseph Beavers Spencer Carter John Innes Robert Kennedy William Kennedy William Kinney John Maxwell Robert Maxwell

[Column Two]
William Maxwell Benjamin McCollough John Patterson Cornelius Powelson Peter Smith William Smith Robert Stewart Sr. Thomas Stewart Phillip Weller

[Bottom Center]
John Yard
Erected by
Peggy Warne Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
October 25, 1931

 
Erected 1931 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.864′ N, 75° 7.005′ W. Marker is in Greenwich Township
Old Greenwich Cemetery Marker - Right of Left Door image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 30, 2009
2. Old Greenwich Cemetery Marker - Right of Left Door
, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is on Greenwich Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is mounted on Greenwich Presbyterian Church, to the right of the left door. See Photo 2. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Greenwich Church Road, Stewartsville NJ 08886, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General William Maxwell (here, next to this marker); Greenwich Township Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Jersey Central Lines (approx. 0.9 miles away); Coles Grist Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shackletown (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Easton Road(s) (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pohatcong Township Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bloomsbury Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenwich Township.
 
Regarding Old Greenwich Cemetery. See Nearby Marker General William Maxwell for additional information.
 
Additional comments.
1. Historic Churches and Graveyards in Warren County
The Old Greenwich Presbyterian
Old Greenwich Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 30, 2009
3. Old Greenwich Cemetery
Circa 1775
Church (17 Greenwich Church Rd., Stewartsville NJ) lies south of Harmony and was founded in 1740. The plaque, dated 1930, at one entrance to the stone church is dedicated "to the memory of the revolutionary patriots buried in Old Greenwich Cemetery," and it lists nineteen names. The plaque at the other entrance is in "honor of General William Maxwell," and was given by the Sons of the American Revolution in 1942. Maxwell, a Brigadier General in the Continental Army, is perhaps the most famous person buried in the cemetery. Washington wrote that he was "an honest man, a warm friend to the country." A plaque marks his crypt.
This graveyard is many times bigger than the other cemeteries listed, and iron gates with a green "G" inside a green wreath open to let the visitor drive in. One epitaph reads: "Let worms devour my wasting flesh / And crumble all my bones to dust / My God will raise my frame anew / at the revival of the just."
The stone at a child's grave reads: "Tread gently by the grave / Where little Willie sleeps." Curiously there are no other graves nearby.
Numerous flags and plaques dot the graves of the veterans of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II, even now that those men are passing into history.
Source: http://www.njskylands.com/hschurchwc.htm
    — Submitted June 1, 2009.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
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