PATRIOT BURIALS

Program
Empire State SAR
Subject
Cemetery
Location
22 S Main St, Adams, NY 13605, USA
Lat/Long
43.80554, -76.0242
Grant Recipient
Empire State Society Sons of the American Revolution Thousand Islands Chapter
Historic Marker

PATRIOT BURIALS

Inscription

PATRIOT BURIALS
ADAMS RURAL CEMETERY
BURIALS AS EARLY AS 1801.
TWELVE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
VETERANS AND TWO U.S.
CONGRESSMEN INTERRED HERE.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2019

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.

With burials as early as 1801, Adams Rural Cemetery is the final resting place of twelve American Revolutionary War veterans and two U.S. Congressmen: Thomas Cotton Chittenden (1788-1866) who served from two terms in office and William Augustus Gilbert (1815-1875) who served one term.