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Marinus Willett

 
 
Marinus Willett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. Marinus Willett Marker
Inscription.
Born, July, 1740. Marinus Willett. Died, Aug. 1830.
Officer of New York Militia 1775-78.
Sheriff of New York, 1784-92.
Mayor of New York 1807-08.
President of Electoral College, 1824.

To commemorate the gallant and patriotic act of Marinus Willett in here seizing, June 6th, 1775, from British forces the muskets with which he armed his troops.
 
Erected 1892 by Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Daniel Butterfield, Floyd Clarkson, Morgan Dix, John Austin Stevens, David Wolfe Bishop. — Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 42.314′ N, 74° 0.698′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broad Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Broad Street, New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York Information Technology Center (a few steps from this marker); Adriaen van der Donckís Home (within shouting distance of this marker); 13 South William Street (about 400 feet away, measured
Top of Marinus Willett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Top of Marinus Willett Marker
in a direct line); Lordís Canal (about 400 feet away); Delmonico's Building (about 400 feet away); 26 Broadway (about 400 feet away); Stone Street Historic District and Colonial New York Street Plan (about 500 feet away); Bowling Green / Sports Museum of America (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a bas relief image of Marinus Willett. Surrounding him are the names of battles he was involved in: Peekskill – Oriskany – Monmouth – Fort Stanwix – Ticonderoga

The bottom of the marker features a relief scene of Willettís militia taking a cache of arms from the British. The Sons of the Revolution seal is in the bottom left of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Marinus Willett 1740-1830, Hero of the Mohawk Valley. Biography of Marinus Willett. (Submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Bas Relief from the Marinus Willett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Bas Relief from the Marinus Willett Marker
Bottom of Marinus Willett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
4. Bottom of Marinus Willett Marker
The Marker marks the site where the New York militia took a cache of arms from the British as the war heated up in New England. This action is shown in the photo.
Marker at 60 Broad Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
5. Marker at 60 Broad Street
Marker is on the wall to the right of the entrance to 60 Broad Street.
Marker in Lower Manhattan image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
6. Marker in Lower Manhattan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 70 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week June 5, 2016. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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