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PATRIOT BURIALS

Program
Patriot Burials
Subject
Cemetery, People
Location
23 Main St, Waretown, NJ 08758, USA
Lat/Long
39.786428, -74.19611
Grant Recipient
NJ Society Sons of the American Revolution
Historic Marker

PATRIOT BURIALS

Inscription

PATRIOT BURIALS
THE OLDE WARETOWN CEMETERY
AT LEAST 2 REVOLUTIONARY WAR
VETERANS, PVT. JOSEPH CAMBURN
AND PVT. THOMAS CHAMBERLIN,
INTERRED HERE CA. 1831.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2024

The origins of the American Revolution can be traced back to 1775, when the first shots were fired between colonial and British forces at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Soon after, the American Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. As the newly formed United States went to war with Great Britain, hundreds of men across the Thirteen Colonies joined the fight. These men came from different walks of life; some were farmers, others were tradesmen, lawyers, doctors and merchants. Despite their differences they desired the same thing: freedom and independence. Colonial forces faced severe challenges, including lack of supplies and military training; however, in the face of obstacles they were undeterred. After nearly 8 years the colonies defeated Great Britain and successfully achieved their independence. It is important to remember the lives and sacrifices made by those who fought for American freedom.

Located in Waretown, New Jersey, the Olde Waretown Cemetery is the final resting place of many of the community’s early residents. Among those buried here are two Revolutionary War Veterans, Pvt. Joseph Camburn and Pvt. Thomas Chamberlin, both of whom served in New Jersey during the War and passed away in 1831.