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REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN WOODSTOWN, NEW JERSEY

Revolutionary War Sites in Woodstown New Jersey
SEVEN STARS TAVERN
Seven Stars Tavern
Woodstown, NJ
Seven Stars Tavern
1349 Kings Highway
(Private Home)
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This brick building was built in 1762 by Peter and Elizabeth Louderback. It was operated as a tavern through the Revolutionary War era and into the early 1800's. It was known as the Seven Stars Tavern, (or The Sign of the Seven Stars) and a signboard hung from the tavern which depicted seven stars. It replaced an earlier log cabin tavern which had been built in 1751.

John Louderback, the son of Peter and Elizabeth, lived here during the Revolutionary War, and he was a strong supporter of the cause of Independence. He is believed to have supplied Continental (American) troops with food. John's actions were noted by the British, who put a price on his head. The tavern was raided by British troops in 1778, but John and his family safely hid in the woods. [1]

In 1781-1782, John served in the Revolutionary War as a private out of Pennsylvania in Armand's Partisan Legion. [2]

Woodstown New Jersey - Revolutionary War Sites
CAPTAIN JOHN KELLY HOUSE
Captain John Kelly House
John Kelly House
46 Witt Rd.
(Private Home)
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Captain John Kelly and his brother Thomas lived in this house. Both served in the Salem County Militia and fought at the Battle of Princeton. [3]

In 1781, Captain John Kelly was appointed the recruiting officer for Salem County. [4]

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Source Notes

1. ^ Information about the Seven Stars Tavern and the Louderbacks was drawn from several sources, including those listed below. There is some contradictory information about the details, so the above entry has been kept very general, leaving out some of the specifics that seem to be in question.

• Joseph S.Sickler, Old Houses of Salem County (Salem: Sumbeam Publishing Company, 1949) Pages 23 -29

• Charles S. Boyer, Old Inns and Taverns in West Jersey (Camden, NJ: Camden County Historical Society, 1962) pages 267-270

• National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form for the Seven Stars Tavern.
Available as a PDF on the National Park Service website here.

• HABS-NJ-126 The Seven Stars Tavern / Woodstown, Salem County, New Jersey / PHOTOGRAPHS WRITTEN HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE DATA "District of New Jersey / Historic American Buildings Survey Seymour Williams, A.I.A., District _Officer 133 Central Avenue, Rahway, New Jersey
Available as a PDF on the Library of Congress website here.

• Salem County Historical Society brochure for Open House in Fenwick's Colony - Salem County, New Jersey Saturday, May 5, 2012 - Page  14. Available as a PDF here.

2. ^ For John Louderback's service as a Private out of Pennsylvania in Armand's Partisan Legion, see:

• The Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System, where John Louderback is Ancestor # A071764

• Pennsylvania State Archives / Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File for John Louderback

3. ^ Salem County Historical Society brochure for Open House in Fenwick's Colony - Salem County, New Jersey Saturday, May 5, 2012 - Page  18. Available as a PDF here.

4. ^ William S. Stryker, Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War  (Trenton: Wm. T. Nicholson & Co., 1872) pages 47 - 48
Available to be read at Google Books here.

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