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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey Revolutionary War Sites
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Zion United Methodist Church
Egg Harbor Township - Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War Soldiers Graves
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey in the Revolutionary War

Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery

652 Zion Rd.
Map / Directions to Zion Methodist Church Cemetery

The first church at this location was Blackman's Meeting House, built in 1764. It was replaced in 1822 with the current church building. [1]

There are eleven Revolutionary War soldiers buried here: [2]

John Baker
1731 - 1815

David Blackman
Died June 22, 1821 / Aged 74

Andrew Frambes
Died 1790

Nicholas Frambes
Died Jan 25, 1835, Aged 77

John Jeffers
January 30, 1755 - January 7, 1810

Levi Price
Unmarked grave, near the grave of
his son (also named Levi Price)

Tomson Price
Died September 24, 1836 Aged 90

Joseph Scull
1731 -1810

Able Scull
1760 -November 8, 1809

Zephaniah Steelman
December 25 1760 - April 3 1836

John Tilton
Died January 8, 1846, aged 93

Cemetery Tour brochures are available in a box by the cemetery entrance. In addition to the Revolutionary War soldiers, the brochure also points out other notable graves in the cemetery.

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Source Notes:

1. ^ Church history information from the Zion United Methodist Church website.

2. ^ Identification of these men as Revolutionary War soldiers and date information was drawn from:
   • their gravestones
   • markers placed by the General Lafayette Chapter of the D.A.R.
   • the Zion Methodist Church Cemetery Tour Brochure, copies of which can be obtained at the entrance to the cemetery

The sign at the entrance states there are eleven Revolutionary War soldiers here, and the Zion Methodist Church Cemetery Brochure specifies eleven men as Revolutionary War soldiers. However, one of the eleven men listed in the brochure as a Revolutionary War soldiers was born after the war ended:
James Tilton - whose grave obelisk states he was born in 1795.
David Blackman is mentioned in the Tour brochure as the son of Andrew Blackman who donated the land for the original church here, but David is not specified in the brochure as a Revolutionary War soldier. However, the grave is marked with a veteran's flag, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System states that he served in the Gloucester County Militia. His information can be found at the DAR Genealogical Research System, where he is Ancestor # A010719.
So, with the addition of David Blackman, the total is brought back up to eleven.