Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dr. John Manners
Born April 8, 1786, in Hunterdon County, N.J.
A graduate of the College of New Jersey (Princeton University), he studied at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Department (1812) under Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Later he studied law, with an eye toward politics. Upon passing the bar, he argued cases in New Jersey courts before the Supreme Court of the United States.
He was elected to the State Senate in 1850 and served as its president in 1852.
He was a friend and correspondent of Thomas Jefferson in scientific matters.
Died June 24, 1853, at his home in Clinton.
Location. 40° 13.19′ N, 74° 45.359′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from South Clinton Avenue. Click for map. This marker is the seventh of seventeen markers on individual grave sites in Mercer Cemetery which is located on South Clinton Avenue between Magowan and Barlow Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capt. Joseph A. Yard (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Daniel Budd Bodine Capt. James Olden Paxson (within shouting distance of this marker); Mercer Cemetery at Trenton (within shouting distance of this marker); Ira Wells Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); William Borrow (within shouting distance of this marker); William Young (within shouting distance of this marker); Sgt. John P. Beech (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
More about this marker. This marker is toward the center of the cemetery.
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