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Simon Collver
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1745
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1828
Drakestown
Morris County
New Jersey, USA

It is thought that Simon Collver served in the Revolutionary War but no military proof of this has been found.

Simon Collver lived in his youth at the family farm on Schooley's Mountain from 1749. It would have been impossible to ignore events of January 1777, as Washington's troops moved from victories at Trenton and Princeton, to join with New Jersey volunteers at Morristown for winter encampment. During the war of Independence, Washington's troops crossed New Jersey four times and encamped at Morristown twice.

It is known that two of Simon's close and respected friends served in the war as chaplains to the patriots. Possibly Simon participated in a similar capacity in support of the patriot cause. Simon was a devout Christian and in 1787 traveled to Smithfield to evangelize and build up Christ's kingdom. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Colver (1704 - 1786)
  Lydia Colver Collver (1704 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Jemima Tuttle Collver (1752 - 1843)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Collver Teeple (1794 - 1861)*
 
 Sibling:
  Amos Colver (1743 - 1810)*
  Simon Collver (1745 - 1828)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
IN
Memory of
SIMON COLLVER
Who Departed This Life
July 11, 1828
Aged 83 Years 3 Mo.
and 4 Days
 
Note: Born near Waertown N.J., which at that time was in Monmouth County.
 
Burial:
Drakestown Old Burial Ground
Drakestown
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: E. Everett
Record added: Mar 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49862083
Simon Collver
Added by: Russ Worthington
 
Simon Collver
Added by: Russ Worthington
 
 
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- Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
 Added: Dec. 27, 2012

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 Added: Aug. 25, 2010
 
 
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