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Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Patriots of the Revolution

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
 
Patriots of the Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2011
1. Patriots of the Revolution Marker
Inscription.
British Forces Burn Kingston
Responsible for the security of Kingston, when the British burned the Village on October 16, 1777 – General Clinton wrote to General Gates that of the promised 3000 men, only 400 were sent. He concluded this letter with “Kingston hath been destroy’d merely because I have been so deceiv’d in my expectations of assistance”. Many of the patriots buried in the Old Dutch Church Ancient Burial Grounds served under Brigadier General George Clinton.

‘Saving’ Gen. Washington’s Continental Army
In 1778, General Washington wrote to General Clinton, fearful the famine at Valley Forge would create mutiny and desertion. Clinton sent 100 head of cattle as well as hundreds of barrels of grain and pork. Washington’s response was “Your assistance hast prevented many souls from starvation . . . It has been one of the forgotten incidents of the Revolution that with the assistance of Old Ulster, your native County, you more than one time saved my army in our darkest hours of this long struggle.”

Patriot’s Homes
When the British burned Kingston, these Patriot’s homes were destroyed. Restored after the War, only Col. Hasbrouck’s house remains in 2004.

Colonel Abraham Hasbrouck House (Green Street, Kingston)
In his Diary, Col. Hasbrouck wrote
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By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2011
2. Patriots of the Revolution Marker
of his extensive personal losses, the losses of his friends and neighbors, his Church and the Country-House on October 16, 1777. He completed this poignant entry with, “Thanks be to God for His great goodness, I, my wife and children escaped and unhurt out of the enemy’s hands.”

Major Christopher Tappen House (Corner North Front & Wall Streets, Kingston)

Colonel Abraham B. Bancker House (North Front Street near Crown Street, Kingston)

Colonel Jacobus S. Bruyn House (Corner North Front & Crown Streets, Kingston)

PS CS Dirck Wynkoop House (Green Street between Pearl & Main Streets, Kingston)

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Revolutionary War Patriots in the Old Dutch Church Ancient Burial Grounds
PATRIOT                           D.O.D

Lt. Abraham Bancker              1806
Lt. Tjerck Beekman                 1791
Pvt. Cornelius Bogardus          1794
Pvt. Nicholas Bogardus           1814
Lt. Benjamin Bogardus            1812
Col. Jacobus S. Bruyn              1825
Sgt. Cornelius Burhans            1831
Capt. David Catlin                  1839
Pvt. John Chipp                      1816
Pvt. Joseph Chipp                   1808
Gen. George Clinton               1812
Pvt. Martin Crook                   1832
Pvt. David Delamatter, Jr         1815
Col. Andries DeWitt                1806
Maj.
Marker at the Old Dutch Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2011
3. Marker at the Old Dutch Church
Thomas DeWitt               1809
Col. Tjerck DeWitt                 1822
Pvt. Tjerck C. DeWitt             1812
Pvt. Jeremiah DuBois             1828
Lt. Joshua DuBois                  1821
Sgt. Peter Dumond                1824
Pvt. Conrad E. Elmendorf      1817
Lt. Cornelius C. Elmendorf     1825
LtC. Johathan Elmendorf       1797
Pvt. Peterus Elmendorf          1832
Pvt. Tobias Elmendorf           1818
Pvt. Peter Elting, Jr.               1805
Sgt. Thomas Elting                 1821
Maj. James Grier                     1803
Cpl. Peter M. Groen               1823
Col. Johannes G. Hardenbergh     1812
Col. Abraham Hasbrouck         1791
Col. Abraham Hasbrouck, Jr.    1796
Maj. Jacobus Hasbrouck, Jr.      1819
Sgt. Solomon Hasbrouck          1834
Pvt. Abraham Heermans          1816
Col. Abraham Hoffman           1823
Maj. Philip Houghtaling           1802
Sgt. Thomas Houghtaling         1817
Pvt. Johannes Jansen                1792
Lt. Johannes I. Jansen              1814
Capt. Matthew Jansen              1793
Pvt. Nicholas Keator                1820
Lt. Benjamin Low                     1796
Pvt. Jacob Low                         1791
Pvt. Cornelius Persen                1827
Pvt. Matthew Person                1810
Lt. Henry I. Sleght                    1789
Pvt. Plat Smith       
Grave of General George Clinton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2011
4. Grave of General George Clinton
Gen. George Clinton is one of the many Revolutionary War veterans mentioned on the marker as being buried in the Old Dutch Church Ancient Burial Grounds.
                 1835
Col. Johannes Snyder             1794
Lt. Oke Sudam                      1806
Pvt. Abraham Swart              1817
Maj. Christopher Tappen       1826
Pvt. Jacob TenBroeck            1793
Pvt. Wessel TenBroeck           1823
Pvt. John TenBroek                1823
Lt. Jacob W. Tremper              1794
Capt. Tobias VanBuren           1821
LtC. Conrad VanGaasbeek      1818
Pvt. Cornelius VanKeuren, Jr.   1821
Pvt. John VanSteenburgh         1810
Capt. John I. VanSteenburgh    1807
Pvt. Matthew VanSteenburgh   1820
PS CD Dirck Wynkoop            1796
Lt. Evert Wynkoop                   1830
Pvt. Johannis Wynkoop            1791
Pvt. John C. Wynkoop, Jr.         1796
Cpl. Peter Wynkoop, Jr.            1818
 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Location. 41° 55.95′ N, 74° 1.147′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Wall Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Old Dutch Church. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Dutch Church (here, next to this marker); a different marker also
Grave of PS CD Dirck Wynkoop image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2011
5. Grave of PS CD Dirck Wynkoop
named Old Dutch Church (here, next to this marker); George Clinton (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named George Clinton (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Leuven Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the Town of Kingston in Ulster County” (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Cornelius C. Elmendorph House (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Kingston.
 
More about this marker. A full length painting of General George Clinton appears at the upper left of the marker. The painting was by John Trumbull in 1791 for the City of New York.
Below this is a painting of the First Dutch Church by Elizabeth Mowry, with the caption “The Old Stone Church as rebuilt after the revolution. This Church was 60 feet square with walls from 3 to 4 feet thick. Erected in 1678, it stood approximately where this sign now stands.”
The
Col. Jacobus S. Bruyn's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2011
6. Col. Jacobus S. Bruyn's Grave
right side of the marker contains photographs of Patriot’s homes in Kingston. These include the Col. Abraham Hasbrouck House, Maj. Christopher Tappen House, Col. Abraham B. Bancker House, Col. Jacobus S. Bruyn House, and PS CS Dirck Wynkoop House.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old Dutch Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2011
7. Old Dutch Church
The Patriots of the Revolution marker is found in front of this church.
 
 
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