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Thomas Fleming

  • Birth 23 Oct 1753 Hope, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 4 Mar 1829 Hope, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Great Meadows, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 15409991

REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER. PVT. 1 REGT. MORRIS COUTNY N.J. TROOPS

Thomas Fleming, born at Bethlehem, October 24 1753 and baptized in that church, as the records show, and resided there with his father until the family moved to Vienna, when he moved with them and operated the farm with his brother James. He lived there all his life, a large landowner and influential farmer in what is now town of Hope and Independence. He was an ardent Presbyterian and an Elder in the Hackettstown Presbyterian church. He was one of the first Elders and his sons and grandsons have been since.

While Thomas lived in Bethlehem, in Hunterdon County, N. J., he entered the war of the Revolution and was with Washington at the crossing of the Delaware. In 1817 Thomas as a member of Hackettstown Presbyterian church paid $13.00 for his "seat" and in 1818 he paid $5.00 on salary and 1819 the same, In 1820 he paid $7.00 on "salary due last year." He died March 4th 1829, at 75 years of age and was buried in the Presbyterian churchyard at Danville, Warren County, N. J. The inscription on his tombstone reads: "Here lies the remains of a soldier of the Revolution, one of the heroic band who with Washington crossed the Delaware on the 25th of December, 1776, and conquered the British and Hessians at the battle of Trenton."

(Publius V. Lawson., Family genealogy: Baird, Blair, Butler, Cook, Childs, Clark, Cole, Crane, De Kruyft, Edwards, Finney, Fleming...)



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Here lies the remains of a soldier of the Revolution, one of the heroic, band who with Washington crossed the Delaware on the 25th of December, 1776, and conquered the British and Hessians at Trenton

Gravesite Details The birth and death places were actually in Bethlehem, Hunterdon County at the time. The death place was named Danville, Hope, Hunterdon, New Jersey

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  • Maintained by: Donna
  • Originally Created by: Frederich Otto
  • Added: 18 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15409991
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Fleming (23 Oct 1753–4 Mar 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15409991, citing Danville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Great Meadows, Warren County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Donna (contributor 46910450) .