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Glendora in Camden County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ashbrook's Burial Ground

 
 
Ashbrook's Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 5, 2016
1. Ashbrook's Burial Ground Marker
Inscription.
1626
On this high bank along the Timber Creek was the Indian Village of
Armewamex
1730
John Ashbrook in his will reserved

“…one whole acre where the burying place now is for the use
of the neighborhood.” Making this
the oldest known public burial ground in Camden County.
1777
On the night of Oct. 22-23
Colonel Von Donop’s Hessian Brigade

camped on this hillside following the battle of Fort Mercer.
Among those interred here are the following and their families
John Ashbrook
First Settler-Assemblyman-“Ye High Sherife”-Freeholder.
Isaiah Marble
Militiaman, Rev. War-Captain War 1812-“Ye collector of taxes”
William Zane, Esq.
Pres. Township Comm.-Presiding Officer Bd. of Freeholders-Justice and
Hessian Soldiers

40 to 50 who died of wounds from the battle of Fort Mercer
names known only to God.

 
Location. 39° 50.384′ N, 75° 4.829′ W. Marker is in Glendora, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is at the intersection of Station Avenue and Melvin Avenue on Station Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glendora NJ 08029, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Ashbrook's Burial Ground Marker showing background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 5, 2016
2. Ashbrook's Burial Ground Marker showing background
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clement's Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gabreil Daveis Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jonas Cattell (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Chew Powell House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Glover Fulling Mill & Kings Run (approx. 2.7 miles away); Crystal Lake (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Story of the Peter Mott House (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary
 
Isaiah Marble-Capt NJ Militia Revolutionary War image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 5, 2016
3. Isaiah Marble-Capt NJ Militia Revolutionary War
This name is mentioned on the main marker.
Ashbrook's Burial Ground-Grave markers not legible image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 5, 2016
4. Ashbrook's Burial Ground-Grave markers not legible
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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