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Greenwich Township in Warren County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General William Maxwell

In Honor of

 
 
General William Maxwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 30, 2009
1. General William Maxwell Marker
Inscription.
Born in County Tyrone, Ireland in 1733. His Scothch-Irish parents brought family here to Greenwich Township in 1747. Never married and died in Hunterdon Co., Nov. 4, 1796 and buried in this churchyard.
Always a Soldier, from Private to General.
With Braddock at Fort Duquesne in 1755 and at Ticonderoga, Quebec and the Great Lakes in 1775, in provincial congress of New Jersey. Oct. 23, 1776 Brigadier General in the Continental Army. Fought in Canada, Brandywine, Germantown and at Valley Forge and battles of Monmouth, Elizabethtown, Scotch Plains, Connecticut Farms and Springfield. With Sullivan against Indians in 1779. Resigned July 25, 1780. Elected to the assembly.

"An honest man, a warm friend to this country."
so wrote Washington

 
Erected 1942 by The New Jersey Society - Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.864′ N, 75° 7.005′ W. Marker is in Greenwich Township, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker
General William Maxwell Marker - to the left of right door image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 30, 2009
2. General William Maxwell Marker - to the left of right door
is on Greenwich Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is to the left of the right door on Greenwich Church - 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. Old Greenwich Cemetery (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 General William Maxwell. Also see "Nearby Marker" Old Greenwich Cemetery for additional information.
 
Also see . . .  General William Maxwell. A short biography of General William Maxwell (Submitted on June 2, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
General William Maxwell Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 30, 2009
3. General William Maxwell Gravesite
Along with Robert Maxwell and John Maxwell
General William Maxwell Graveside Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 30, 2009
4. General William Maxwell Graveside Plaque
REVOLUTIONARY
General
William Maxwell
1776 - 1780
Placed by
General William Maxwell Chapter
DAR
Lieutenant Robert Maxwell Graveside Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 30, 2009
5. Lieutenant Robert Maxwell Graveside Plaque
REVOLUTIONARY
Lieutenant
Robert Maxwell
Placed by
General William Maxwell
Chapter
DAR
Captain John Maxwell Graveside Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 30, 2009
6. Captain John Maxwell Graveside Plaque
REVOLUTIONARY
Captain
John Maxwell
Placed by
General William Maxwell
Chapter
DAR
 
 
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