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Northfield, New Jersey Revolutionary War Sites
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Revolutionary War New Jersey
Jeremiah Leeds Gravesite
Jeremiah Leeds Gravesite
Northfield NJ - Revolutionary War

Oxford Circle Cemetery
Northfield, New Jersey in the Revolutionary War

Oxford Circle Cemetery
Oxford Circle
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This is an unusual cemetery, in that it sits on a small grassy hill in the middle of a street.  It contains only four gravestones, one of which is for Jeremiah Leeds, who served as a Lieutenant in the Gloucester County militia during the Revolutionary War in Captain Conover's Company, 3rd Battalion. [1]  

As the sign at the steps of the cemetery notes, Leeds was "the first permanent settler in what is now Atlantic City." [2]   A historic sign in Atlantic City (at the corner of North Michigan Ave. and Atlantic Ave.) pays tribute to Leeds's role in the history of that city.

Revolutionary War New Jersey

Source Notes:

1. ^ Military information from:

Jeremiah Leeds'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) pages 343 and 353
Available to be read at the Internet Archive here

The Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System, where Jeremiah Leeds is Ancestor # A068916

2. ^ State of New Jersey Historic sign
Note that this sign states that Leeds settled in Absecon Beach in 1783, but the City of Atlantic City historic sign gives the year as 1785.