Greenwich Township in Warren County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Greenwich Cemetery
to the memory of
the Revolutionary Patriots
Old Greenwich Cemetery
Joseph Beavers Spencer Carter John Innes Robert Kennedy William Kennedy William Kinney John Maxwell Robert Maxwell
William Maxwell Benjamin McCollough John Patterson Cornelius Powelson Peter Smith William Smith Robert Stewart Sr. Thomas Stewart Phillip Weller
Peggy Warne Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
October 25, 1931
Erected 1931 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1825.
Location. 40° 39.864′ N, 75° 7.005′ W. Marker is in Greenwich Township, New Jersey, in Warren County. Marker is on Greenwich Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on Greenwich Presbyterian Church, to the right of the left door. See Photo 2. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Greenwich Church Road, Stewartsville NJ 08886, 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. General William Maxwell (here, next to this marker); Greenwich Township Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Jersey Central Lines (approx. 0.9 miles away); Coles Grist Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shackletown (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Easton Road(s) (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pohatcong Township Vietnam MemorialBloomsbury Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwich Township.
Regarding Old Greenwich Cemetery. See Nearby Marker General William Maxwell for additional information.
1. Historic Churches and Graveyards in Warren County
The Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church (17 Greenwich Church Rd., Stewartsville NJ) lies south of Harmony and was founded in 1740. The plaque, dated 1930, at one entrance to the stone church is dedicated "to the memory of the revolutionary patriots buried in Old Greenwich Cemetery," and it lists nineteen names. The plaque at the other entrance is in "honor of General William Maxwell," and was given by the Sons of the American Revolution in 1942. Maxwell, a Brigadier General in the Continental Army, is perhaps the most famous person buried in the cemetery. Washington wrote that he was "an honest man, a warm friend to the country." A plaque marks his crypt.
This graveyard is many times bigger than the other cemeteries listed, and iron gates with a green "G" inside a green wreath open to let the visitor drive in. One epitaph reads: "Let worms devour my wasting flesh / And crumble all my bones to dust / My God will raise my frame anew / at the revival of the just."
The stone at a child's grave reads: "Tread gently by the grave / Where little Willie sleeps." Curiously there are no other graves nearby.
Numerous flags and plaques dot the graves of the veterans of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II, even now that those men are passing into history.
— Submitted June 1, 2009.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,023 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.