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Union in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Caldwell Parsonage

 
 
Caldwell Parsonage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
1. Caldwell Parsonage Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot
stood the parsonage in which
Hannah Ogden
wife of Rev. James Caldwell
was killed by a British soldier,
June 7,1780.

Erected by
the State of New Jersey
A.D. 1905

 
Erected 1905 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 41.698′ N, 74° 16.736′ W. Marker is in Union, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Caldwell Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Caldwell Avenue, Union NJ 07083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caldwell’s Home (here, next to this marker); American Troops Withdraw (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mass Grave of British and Hessian Troops (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pearl Harbor Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Connecticut Farms (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Connecticut Farms (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Also see . . .  The Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield. (Submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker at the Caldwell Parsonage image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. Marker at the Caldwell Parsonage

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Second Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 18, 2014
3. Second Marker
This museum has been preserved
by the
Union Township
Historical Society
for the
people of Union

Dedicated June 7, 1960
Caldwell Parsonage image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
4. Caldwell Parsonage
The Caldwell Parsonage is on the National Register of Historic Places. The second marker seen in photo 3 can be seen at the corner of the house.
Caldwell Grave in Elizabethtown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
5. Caldwell Grave in Elizabethtown
Rev. James Caldwell and his wife Hannah are buried in the churchyard of the First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown, where Rev. Caldwell served as pastor from 1761 to 1776.
Closeup of Hannah Caldwell's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
6. Closeup of Hannah Caldwell's Grave
Hannah Caldwell was shot and killed in the Parsonage in Connecticut Farms. It is said that her ghost haunts the nearby Union County Court House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,075 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on May 18, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6. submitted on April 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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