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REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY

Revolutionary War Sites in Toms River NJ
JOSHUA HUDDY PARK
With Replica of Toms River Block House

Captain Joshua Huddy
Toms River, New Jersey in the Revolutionary War
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Toms River Blockhouse - Joshua Huddy

Joshua Huddy Park
East Water St.
Map / Directions to Joshua Huddy Park
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On March 24, 1782, Toms River was attacked by a raiding party of Tories. (Americans who remained loyal to the British in the Revolutionary War.)

The raiding party attacked the blockhouse here, and burned the village of Toms River. Only two houses survived. Joshua Huddy, who commanded the blockhouse, was captured.

Joshua Huddy Park contains a replica of the original blockhouse, along with several explanatory markers.

A short walk up Robbins Street leads to the site of the original Block House. (See next entry below.)

The attack is only one part of interesting Joshua Huddy's Revolutionary War story. The whole story can be found in the Captain Joshua Huddy's Homestead Site entry on the Colts Neck page. [1]

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ORIGINAL SITE OF
THE TOMS RIVER BLOCKHOUSE

Original Site of the Toms River Block House
Robbins St. near Washington St.
Next to the Municipal Building
Map / Directions to the Original Site of the Toms River Blockhouse

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A boulder monument on the Robbins St. side of the Toms River Municipal Building marks the approximate site of the Toms River Block House, which was burned by the British March 24 1782. (See above entry) [2]

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Old Revolutionary Cannon

REVOLUTIONARY WAR CANNON

Revolutionary War Cannon
Washington St. and Allen St.
In Front of the Ocean County Courthouse
Map / Directions to the Old Revolutionary Cannon

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A Revolutionary War cannon is mounted in front of the Ocean County Courthouse. [3]

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OLD METHODIST CEMETERY
Toms River in the Revolutionary War
Old Methodist Cemetery

Old Methodist Cemetery
Hooper Ave. and Washington St.
Map / Directions to the Old Methodist Cemetery
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There are at least three Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in this cemetery: [4]

Private Timothy Page
Born 1763 / Died October 31, 1840
Private New Jersey Regiment, Monmouth Co. Militia in Captain Wycoff's and Coward Companies

Private William Williams
Born 1765 / Died September 10 1842
Private in Captain Lolyd's Co. 2nd Brigade N.J. Continental Line

Captain James Newell
(No further information at this time)

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CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY
(Applegate Cemetery)

Toms River in the Revolutionary War
Toms River, New Jersey
Old Methodist Cemetery
Toms River, New Jersey in the Revolutionary War

Cedar Grove Cemetery Cemetery
Cedar Grove Rd. and Bay Ave.
Map / Directions to the Cedar Grove Cemetery
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There are at least five Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in this cemetery: [5]

Private Bartholomew Applegate
1757 - May 20, 1846
New Jersey Regiment, Monmouth County Militia

Daniel Applegate
1759 - May 20, 1836
Matross in Captain Joshua Huddy's Artillery, State Troops also in the Continental Army
Fought in Toms River Block House Attack on March 24, 1782

Jacob Applegate
1723 - October 6, 1818
Gave land for this cemetery

Garrett Irons
1759 - June 14, 1838
Private - New Jersey Regiment, Monmouth County Militia Guard, Pennsylvania Salt Works

Isaiah Weeks
Patriot - Killed a British Captain attacking the boat of Garret Irons and Bartholomew Applegate whose boat was adrift at sea.

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Source Notes

1. ^ A detailed account of the Revolutionary War story of Joshua Huddy can be found in the Captain Joshua Huddy's Homestead Site entry on the Colts Neck page of this website. It includes accompanying source notes.

2. ^ Placed by the Captain Joshua Huddy Chapter of the D.A.R. in 1950.

3. ^ Plaque states that this is an "Old Revolutionary Cannon", and that it was mounted by the Toms River Camera Club in 1908.

4. ^ Soldier information from 1976 plaques placed by the Captain Joshua Huddy Chapter, D.A.R.., as well as their gravestones

5. ^ Soldier information from 1976 plaques placed by the Captain Joshua Huddy Chapter, D.A.R., as well as their gravestones

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