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REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN METUCHEN BOROUGH, NEW JERSEY

Revolutionary War Sites in Metuchen NJ
OLD COLONIAL CEMETERY 
Old Colonial Cemetery
Metuchen, New Jersey - Revolutionary War Sites
Old Colonial Cemetery
Metuchen

Old Colonial Cemetery
Main St. and Woodbridge Ave.
Map / Directions to the Old Colonial Cemetery / Metuchen Meetinghouse Site

The Old Colonial Cemetery was established at some time between 1715 and 1730. The oldest gravestone in the cemetery is for a man named John Campbell, who died in 1731. [1]

Sixty-six veterans of the Revolutionary War are known to be buried in the Old Colonial Cemetery.  A plaque on Main Street in front of the cemetery lists the following information about these men. [2]

Private Henry Allen
Born 1740              Died April 10, 1783
Served in Middlesex County Militia and New Jersey State Troops

Private Ellis (Elice) Ayres
Born March 26, 1751              Died Feb 18, 1831
Served in Middlesex County Militia

Private Ezekiel Ayres
Born December 6, 1755              Died April 2, 1814
Served in Middlesex County Militia

Private Jacob Ayres
Born circa 1753/4              Died August 19, 1836
Served in Captain Matthew Freeman's Company and in
Captain Bonny's Company, First Regiment, Middlesex County Militia

Private Nathan Ayres
Born 1763              Died April 12, 1823
Served in Captain Asher F. Randolph's Company, State Troops

Private Reuban Ayres
Born 1730              Died March 22, 1793
Served in Captain Asher F. Randolph's Company, State Troops

Private Samuel Ayres
Born 1763              Died September 20, 1822
Served in Middlesex County Militia and New Jersey State Troops

Private Aaron Bloomfield
Born 1762              Died July 30, 1833
Served in Middlesex County Militia

Private Ellis (Elias) Bloomfield
Born November 17, 1752              Died Apr 3, 1802
Served in Middlesex County Militia

Private John Bloomfield
Born March 17, 1751              Died April 3, 1808
Served in Middlesex County Militia, in Col. Dayton's Company of 3rd Regiment, 1776; in Capt. Joseph Meeker's 5th Company, 1st Regiment, New Jersey Continental Line, "mustered at Elizabeth Barracks by Gunning Bedford, Deputy Muster Master General"

Private Nathan Bloomfield
Born 1757              Died October 30, 1823
Served in Captain Asher F. Randolph's Company, State Troops

Patriot Timothy Bloomfield
Born 1729              Died January 24, 1803
His home served as a rendezvous for "Jersey Blues" and twice he was almost hung for renouncing the King

Private William Bloomfield
Born 1753              Died September 8, 1821
Served in New Jersey Troops

Private Benajah Campbell
Born 1759              Died September 21, 1825
Served in Middlesex County Militia

Private Dugall Campbell
Born 1732              Died March 5, 1809
Served in Middlesex County Militia. His cattle and hay were plundered by the British and he lost his gun, bayonet, two knapsacks and two canteens during his service in the war.

Private John Campbell
Born 1765              Died September 10, 1826
Served in Capt. Nixon's Troop, Light Dragoons, Middlesex County Militia

Patriot Neil Campbell
Born 1733/4              Died October 16, 1777
Was taken from his sick bed and removed from his home near
Oak Hills by the British. He escaped, but later he died from the exposure.

Private Phineas Carman
Born September 9, 1762              Died February 25, 1827
Served in Middlesex County Militia at the Battle of Springfield.
Was wounded in the arm at Staten Island Expedition, 1779

Private Samuel Compton
Born 1766              Died March 31, 1848
Served in Middlesex County Militia and State Troops

Private James Eddy
Born 1710              Died August 19, 1792
Served in Middlesex County Militia

Private David Evens
Born 1707              Died February 27, 1782
Served in "Lee's Legion" State Troops and Continental Army

Patriot Ebenezer Ford
Born 1739              Died July 15, 1797
Served on Committee for Middlesex County to dispose of Tory property

Private William Ford
Born 1733              Died August 18, 1815
Lived in the Kirch-Ford House in Warren

Fifer Henry Freeman
Born June 30, 1761              Died January 20, 1835
Served in Capt. Asher F. Randolph's 1st Regiment of Middlesex County Militia

Private John Freeman
Born 1766              Died August 26, 1788
Served in Captain John Walton's Troop, Light Dragoons, Monmouth County Militia

Private Joseph Freeman
Born 1709              Died March 12, 1797
Served in Middlesex County Militia

Captain Matthew Freeman
Born July 22, 1734              Died May 10, 1824
Served as Captain in New Jersey State Troops

Doctor Melancthon Freeman
Born 1746              Died November 11, 1806
Was Surgeon in Nathaniel Heard's Brigade of Col. Foreman's Battalion June 21, 1776

Private Reuben Hull
Born 1746              Died September 15, 1813
Served in Middlesex County Militia and State Troops

Private George Kelly
Born 1738              Died May 9, 1801
Served in Captain William Shute's 4th Company in William Maxwell's 2nd Regiment in Morris County Militia. Was in first established muster at Burlington Barracks

Private Samuel Kelly
Born 1715              Died October 26, 1780
Served in Somerset County Militia and State troops

Private Nathaniel Leonard
Born 1729              Died September 11, 1797
Served in Captain Tucker's Company, Hunterdon County

 

Captain Nathaniel Leonard
Born 1753              Died May 9, 1803
Served as Captain in 3rd NJ Regiment and in the New Jersey Militia

Private Benjamin Manning
Born August 12, 1744              Died December 23, 1801
Served in Capt. Ward's Company, Eastern Battalion, Morris County Militia

Lieutenant James Manning
Born 1730              Died May 10, 1797
Served as First Lieutenant in Captain Bonny's Company of New Jersey State Troops, Middlesex County

Private Phineas Manning
Born 1754              Died June 30, 1809
Served in Middlesex County Militia and State Troops

Private Thomas Manning
Born 1753              Died October 21, 1819
Served in Middlesex County Militia and State Troops; in Sergeant Ballard's Company in Continental Line

Captain WIlliam Manning
Born 1736              Died September 26, 1811
Served as Captain of 1st Regiment, Middlesex County Militia

Private Daniel Martin
Born 1757              Died September 30, 1812
Served in Middlesex County Militia

Private Eliakam Martin
Born 1740              Died April 17, 1813
Served in Middlesex County Militia and New Jersey State Troops

Private Gershom Martin
Born 1762              Died December 20, 1839
Served in Middlesex County Militia and New Jersey State Troops

Sergeant John Martin
Born 1758              Died January 15, 1834
Served in Capt. Stelle's 1st Regiment; in Capt. Ross's 1st Regiment; in Capt. John Webster's Company of State Troops; in Capt. Manning's Company of 1st Regiment in Middlesex County Militia.

Private Lewis Martin
Born 1755              Died January 10, 1817
Served in Middlesex County Militia and New Jersey State Troops

Private David Morris
Born 1749              Died March 21, 1830
Served in Captain Cox's Company, 1st Regiment, Continental Army

Private Ephraim Morris
Born 1748              Died March 1, 1813
Served in Middlesex County Militia and New Jersey State Troops

Private John Morris
Born 1743              Died January 2, 1788
Served in Middlesex County Militia and New Jersey State Troops

Patriot Benajah Mundy
Born July 22, 1765              Died September 9, 1823
Was Justice of Peace

Private Clossen Mundy
Born 1759              Died October 8, 1794
Served in Middlesex County Militia

Patriot Ephraim Mundy
Born 1733              Died February 23, 1806
Gave patriotic service

Private Gabrial Mundy
Born January 10, 1760              Died August 25, 1842
Served in New Jersey State Troops; was in the Battle of Long Island

Private Henry Mundy
Born 1752              Died October 1, 1807
Served in Middlesex County Militia and New Jersey State Troops

Patriot John Mundy
Born 1728              Died May 11, 1804
Gave Patriotic Service

Patriot Joshua Mundy
Born 1746              Died January 18, 1831
Gave patriotic service

Private Levi Mundy
Born 1760              Died May 26, 1857
Served in New Jersey State Troops

Private Nicholas Mundy
Born 1739/40 Died March 1, 1813
Served in Middlesex County Militia and New Jersey State Troops

Private Samuel Mundy
Born 1730              Died May 1801
Served in Middlesex County Militia and New Jersey State Troops

Private Samuel Mundy
Born October 2, 1755              Died November 13, 1833
Served in Middlesex County Militia, in Capt. Taylor's Company, 1st Regiment; in Captain Peter Gorden's Company, New Jersey State Troops

Private James Ross
Born 1764              Died January 9, 1838
Served in Captain Jacob Ten Eyck's Company, 1st Battalion, Somerset County Militia

Private John Ross
Born 1738              Died September 20, 1806
Served in Captain Matthew Freeman's Company of New Jersey State Troops. Was Inspector on Committee of Observation

Captain Robert Ross
Born 1749              Died January 15, 1822
Served as Captain of 1st Regiment in Middlesex County Militia, Was recruiting officer, June 1781

Sergeant Robert Ross
Born 1755              Died October 11, 1827
Served in New Jersey Troops

Private William Ross
Born 1748              Died May 20, 1796
Served in Middlesex County Militia and in 3rd Regiment, New Jersey State Troops

Private John Terril
Born December 4, 1758              Died January 10, 1814
Served in 2nd Regiment, Continental Line

Sergeant Moses Thompson
Born 1734              Died February 18, 1789
Served in Baldwin's Regiment of Artificers, Continental Line

Private Israel Thornall
Born November 8, 1745              Died May 19, 1819
Served in Middlesex County Militia and New Jersey State Troops. Was captured by British and confined in "Sugar House" in New York City

Private James Vanderhoven
Born 1761              Died September 30, 1823
Served in Middlesex County Militia and New Jersey State Troops

Metuchen NJ Revolutionary War Sites

Source Notes:

1. ^ Plaque in the cemetery placed by the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society Cemetery Committee, June 25, 2000

2. ^ All information about the soldiers buried in the Old Colonial Cemetery is quoted from a historic plaque in front of the Old Colonial Cemetery. The plaque was placed by the Historical Commission of Metuchen, 1983. The plaque has the credit, "Researched by Nora C. Sutton."

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