Haddon Township in Camden County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Newton Friends Burial Ground
Near this site, in 1681, Mark Newby, William Bates, Thomas Thackara, George Goldsmith, Thomas Sharp, Robert Zane and other immigrants from Ireland, who came here in quest of religious liberty, founded the First Friends Meeting of Old Gloucester County, held in the home of Mark Newby. Soon after, William Cooper of Pyne Poynt associated himself with this group of worshipers. The log meeting house which they built in 1684, probably stood on the adjoining premises to the north of this tablet.
In this ancient burial ground rest the remains of these early spiritual pioneers, one of whom wrote that the settlement of this colony was not so much for their own tranquility, "but rather for the posterity yt should be after, and that the wilderness being planted with good seed might grow and increase to the satisfaction of the good husbandman."
Ex Libro- John Clement, “First Emigrant Settlers in Newton Township", 1877.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1681.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oaklyn NJ 08107, 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. Champion School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walt Whitman (approx. 1.3 miles away); Route 30/130 Cooper River Bridge: A Component of the Cooper River Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. 1.4 miles away); Saddler’s Woods (approx. 1.7 miles away); South Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); A Tribute to Audubon's Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 1.8 miles away); Saddlertown (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haddon Township.
Regarding Old Newton Friends Burial Ground. This cemetery contains the graves of 22 soldiers of the American Revolution and 2 from the War of 1812.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2021, by Thomas Anderson of Haddon Township, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 30, 2021, by Thomas Anderson of Haddon Township, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.