Rebecca and Sarah Stillwell
Women’s Heritage Trail
The earliest written account of this legend is from the mid-19th century Journal of New Jersey Senator Dr. Reuben Willets, who was the nephew of James and Rebecca Willets.
“The Revolutionary War worked severe hardships on woman as well as men in New Jersey. New Jersey’s location between New York and Philadelphia made it the “cockpit”
Carmela Ascolese Karnoutsos in Past and Promise, Lives of New Jersey Women.
(Inscription below the image in the bottom left)
Artist Bill Cassedy; the painting is displayed at the Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society in Cape May Court House, NJ.
(Inscription in the two boxes on the right) (Top box)
Beesley’s Point known as Golden’s Point in the 18th century, is on the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail because of the resourcefulness of Revolutionary War Heroines Rebecca and Sarah Stillwell.
The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail highlights a collection of historic sites located around the state that represent the significant contributions women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to life vital role of women in New Jersey’s past and present.
Erected by Department of Community
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 17.249′ N, 74° 37.625′ W. Marker is in Beesley's Point, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is on Harbor Road. Touch for map. The marker is located at the local boat launch. Marker is in this post office area: Marmora NJ 08223, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Getting Around Somers Point (approx. 2.2 miles away); Somers Mansion (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bay Avenue Night Life (approx. 2.2 miles away); Transportation (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Anchorage (approx. 2.4 miles away); Somers Point World War I Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Somers Point World War II Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Somers Point World War I Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary • Women •
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