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Peacock Cemetery

 
 
Peacock Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
1. Peacock Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Adonijah Peacock, a casualty of
the gunpowder explosion of 1777
lies here among several
generations of his family
descendants.
1847-1997

 
Erected by Medford Historic Advisory Board. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 39° 53.951′ N, 74° 47.339′ W. Marker is in Medford, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Chairville Road and Marlton Pike (Route 70), on the right when traveling north on Chairville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medford NJ 08055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Village of Chairville (within shouting distance of this marker); Sandtown (approx. 1.1 miles away); The John Peacock House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Powder Explosion (approx. 1˝ miles away); Two One-Room Schools (approx. 1˝ miles away); Kirby’s Mill
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); The Nehemiah Haines House (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Sawyer’s House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medford.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Sites in Medford, NJ. West Jersey History Project website. (Submitted on July 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Peacock Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
2. Peacock Cemetery Marker
Marker in Medford image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
3. Marker in Medford
Peacock Family Graves image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
4. Peacock Family Graves
The grave of Adonijah Peacock and his descendants are seen here.
Grave of Adonijah Peacock image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
5. Grave of Adonijah Peacock
Adonijah Peacock
Born Aug. 5, 1724
Killed 1777 by explosion
while making powder
for Gen. Washington
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on March 31, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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