Ashbrook's Burial Ground

Ashbrook's Burial Ground (HM1SFZ)

Location: , NJ 08029 Camden County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 50.384', W 75° 4.829'

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1626On this high bank along the Timber Creek was the Indian Village of Armewamex

1730John Ashbrook in his will reserved
" whole acre where the burying place now is for the useof the neighborhood." Making this the oldest known public burial ground in Camden County.

On the night of Oct. 22-23 Colonel Von Donop's Hessian Brigade camped on this hillside following the battle of Fort Mercer.

Among those interred here are the following and their families
John AshbrookFirst Settler-Assemblyman-"Ye High Sherife"-Freeholder.

Isaiah Marble
Militiaman, Rev. War-Captain War 1812-"Ye collector of taxes"

William Zane, Esq.
Pres. Township Comm.-Presiding Officer Bd. of Freeholders-Justice and Hessian Soldiers40 to 50 who died of wounds from the battle of Fort Mercer names known only to God.
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Date Added Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 493113 N 4409972
Decimal Degrees39.83973333, -75.08048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.384', W 75° 4.829'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 23.04" N, 75° 4' 49.74" W
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Area Code(s)856
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-998 Melvin Ave, NJ 08029, US
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