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Newark Covenant

 
 
Newark Covenant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
1. Newark Covenant Marker
Inscription.
This tablet is to commemorate the sacrifice, privation and fortitude of the pioneers who laid the foundation of the industrial, artistic, educational and religious life of Newark, and who entered into a covenant to that end.

Signers of the Covenant

From Milford, Guilford and New Haven

Robert Treat • Thomas Johnson • Obadiah Bruen • John Curtis • Matthew Campfield • Ephraim Burwell • Samuel Kitchell • Robert R.. Denison   X   his mark • Jeremiah Peck • Nathaniel Wheeler • Micah Tompkins • Zachariah Burwell • Stephen Freeman • William Camp • Henry Lyon • Hauns Albers • John Browne • Thomas Morris • John Rogers • Hugh Roberts • Stephen Davis • Eph’m Pennington • Edward Rigs • Martin Tichenor • Robert Kitchell • John Browne, Jr. • J. B. Brook   X   his mark • Jona Seargeant • Robert V. Lymens   X   his mark • Azariah Crane • Francis Linle   X   his mark • Samuel Lyon • Daniel Tichenor • Joseph Walters • John Bauldwin Sr. • Robert Dalglesh • John Bauldwin Jr. • Joseph Riggs • Jona Tompkins • Stephen Bond • George Day

From Branford
Jasper Crane • John Ward • Abra Pierson • John Catling • Samuel Swaine • Richard Harrison • Laurence Ward • John Johnson • Thomas Blatchly • Thomas J. Lyon   X   his mark • Samuel Plum • Ebenezer
Marker in Newark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
2. Marker in Newark
The Newark Covenant marker is seen here to the left of the doorway of the Presbyterian Church.
Canfield • Delivered Crane • John Ward, Sr. • Aaron Blatchky • Ed. Ball • Richard Laurence • John Harrison • Josiah Ward • John Crane • Samuel Rose • Thomas Huntington • Thomas Pierson
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Placed by the pupils of the Newark Public Schools under the auspices of the Schoolmen’s Club,
Newark Day   November 5, 1928.

 
Erected 1928 by Pupils of the Newark Public Schools.
 
Location. 40° 44.063′ N, 74° 10.347′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Branford Place, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the front of the First Presbyterian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 820 Broad Street, Newark NJ 07104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Settlers of Newark (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots Memorial (a few steps from this marker); “Old First” (a few steps from this marker); This Liberty Pole (approx. Ό mile away); Newark Female Charitable Society (approx. Ό mile away); Elisha Boudinot and General Lafayette
Old First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
3. Old First Presbyterian Church
The Newark Covenant marker is found on the front of this church, which was organized in 1666. It can be seen next to the right door.
(approx. Ό mile away); First School Safety Patrol in America (approx. Ό mile away); “Hitherto Hath The Lord Helped Us” (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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