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REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN BRIELLE, NEW JERSEY

Brielle NJ Historic Sites
OSBORN FAMILY BURIAL GROUND
Historic Osborn Graveyard - Brielle NJ
Brielle in the Revolutionary War
Osborn Family Burial Ground
Holly Hill Dr.
Map / Directions to the Osborn Family Burial Ground
Contact the Union Landing Historical Society to arrange a tour of the Osborn Family Burial Ground:
http://www.ulhs.org

The Osborn Family Burial Ground contains 21 known burials made between 1822 and 1868. One Revolutionary War veteran is buried here, Lt. Abraham Osborn (1752 - February 16, 1835), along with his wife Elizabeth and other members of the Osborn family. Abraham Osborn served in the Monmouth County militia, first as a private; he was promoted to lieutenant after the Battle of Monmouth in 1778. He was captured by the British in 1780, but escaped. [1]

This cemetery was restored in 2000 by the Union Landing Historical Society, with a rededication ceremony on May 26, 2001. [2] The graves are visible from outside the gate, and a plaque outside the gate gives information about graves, but the gate itself is usually locked.  Tours of the graveyard can be arranged with the Union Landing Historical Society

Source Notes:

1. ^ Information drawn from:
• The Union Landing Historical Society pamphlet, The Restoration of the Historic Osborn Graveyard, Brielle, New Jersey. Copies of this pamphlet are available in a box by the cemetery entrance.
• Abraham Osborn's gravestone
• William S. Stryker, Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War (Trenton: Wm. T. Nicholson & Co., 1872)  page 430            Available to be read at Google Books here
Osborn Burial Ground page on the website of Governor William Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
   ▸  The back of Lt. Abraham Osborn's grave has a Revolutionary War plaque placed by the Governor William Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Although the plaque does not state when it was placed, The Restoration of the Historic Osborn Graveyard, Brielle, New Jersey pamphlet states that it was placed in 1935.

2. ^ The Union Landing Historical Society pamphlet, The Restoration of the Historic Osborn Graveyard, Brielle, New Jersey. Copies of this pamphlet are available in a box by the cemetery entrance.

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