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
"...one whole acre where the burying place now is for the useof the neighborhood." Making this the oldest known public burial ground in Camden County.

1777
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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HM NumberHM1SFZ
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
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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