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Abraham Woodhull

 
 
Abraham Woodhull Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
1. Abraham Woodhull Marker
Inscription.
Friend and confidant of George Washington.
Head of Long Island Secret Service during the Revolution, and operated under the alias of Samuel Culper, Sr. To him and his associates have been credited a large share in the success of the Army of the Revolution.
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Born in Setauket Oct. 7, 1750 in the original Woodhull homestead. Son of Richard Woodhull and Margaret Smith. Fifth generation from Richard Woodhull, the original grantee of a large portion of Brookhaven town. He was a Presbyterian occupying a “pew of authority” in the old church, and doing much toward the building of the new church. Was a man of integrity punctual and precise in his business relations. He freed his slaves long before they were legally free. Filled numerous important positions being magistrate in Setauket many years; Judge of the Court of Common Pleas 1793 to 1799; First Judge of Suffolk Co. from 1799 to 1810.
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This memorial conceived and
erected by Mayflower chapter,
Daughters of the Revolution,
Setauket, Long Island, N.Y.
June 25, 1936.
 
Erected 1936 by Daughters of the Revolution - Mayflower chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location.
Abraham Woodhull Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
2. Abraham Woodhull Marker
40° 56.764′ N, 73° 6.637′ W. Marker is in East Setauket, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Caroline Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in the cemetery at the Setauket Presbyterian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Caroline Avenue, East Setauket NY 11733, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zachariah Hawkins (a few steps from this marker); Setauket Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Setauket World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Setauket World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away); Setauket Village Green (about 300 feet away); Zachariah Hawkins Home (about 400 feet away); Benjamin Tallmadge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Woodhull (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in East Setauket.
 
Also see . . .  The Setauket Spies. Biographies of Abraham Woodhull and other of Washington’s spies can be found at this website by The Three River Village Historical Society. (Submitted on May 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional keywords. Also see The Setauket Spies at www.tvhs.org (Three Village Historical Society.org). Biographies
Abraham Woodhull Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
3. Abraham Woodhull Marker
The bricks at the base of this memorial came from the foundation of the Woodhull homestead, which was destroyed by fire in 1931.
of Abraham Woodhull and other of Washington’s spies can be found at this website above.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in the Setauket Presbyterian Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
4. Marker in the Setauket Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Original Gravestone of Abraham Woodhull image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
5. Original Gravestone of Abraham Woodhull
In memory of
Abraham Woodhull, Esq.
who died Jan. 23, 1826
in the 76th year
of his life
Setauket Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2013
6. Setauket Presbyterian Church
The Abraham Woodhull marker is located in the cemetery near this church which was built in 1812 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,735 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on , by Beverly C. Tyler of East Setauket, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016.
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