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After more than 30 years, one of the monuments in the Old Newton Burial Ground has had its obelisk returned to it base. The Historical Society and the cemetery committee would like to thank John O'Brien for accomplishing this task last week with his very large tripod.
John is a member of the Association for Gravestone Studies and donates his time to helping cemeteries all over northern New Jersey. The monument is that of Charlotte Northrup Henderson who died in 1833 at the age of 22.

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#TombstoneTuesday Veterans. The Quasi War with France was an undeclared war resulting from disagreements over treaties and America's neutral position in the Wars of the French Revolution. French privateers had been preying on American shipping for several years prior to the actual beginning of the conflict in 1798, having captured over 300 merchantmen. Congress authorized the President to use naval forces to stop this practice and also to strengthen the regular army due to the threat of invasion. William Thornton Anderson answered the call and was commissioned as a Major in the Provisional Army serving under Colonel Aaron Ogden until it was disbanded in 1800. William was admitted to the New Jersey Bar following his service and became active in Sussex County, including serving in the State Senate. He died in 1850 and is buried near his wife and several of his children in the Anderson Plot. Check back next week for another #TombstoneTuesday Veterans.

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Don't forget to support the local Veterans at the Old Newton Burial Ground for this year's Wreaths Across America Ceremony. We will be happy to honor grave specific requests - a list of our Veterans is below...contact Wendy at 973-383-0015 or wmzwyman@hotmail.com for your requests.

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#TombstoneTuesday Veterans. The Pennsylvania Insurrection of 1794 is also known as the Whiskey Rebellion because it was a tax protest against the first tax imposed on a domestic product, distilled spirits. The newly formed Federal government had hoped to generate revenue for the debt incurred during the American Revolution. John Potter served for three months in Captain Joseph Marsh's Company, Third New Jersey Regiment Infantry, enrolling on September 11, 1794. He was born in 1777 and he owned a mill in Springdale. He died in 1829 and is buried between his wife, Christianna, and one of his six children, Henrietta. Check back next Tuesday for another #TombstoneTuesday Veterans.

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The latest from the Sussex County History Alliance’s Facebook page…

2 events, same day. Mark your calendars.

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While waiting for the thunderstorm to end yesterday at the Fair, I strolled around the County building and took a picture of all of the towns wallboard's.

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