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 Simon Collver

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Simon Collver

  • Birth 7 Apr 1745 Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 11 Jul 1828 Drakestown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Drakestown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 49862083

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.


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SIMON COLLVER
Who Departed This Life
July 11, 1828
Aged 83 Years 3 Mo.
and 4 Days

Gravesite Details Born near Waertown N.J., which at that time was in Monmouth County.

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  • Created by: E. Everett
  • Added: 17 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49862083
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Simon Collver (7 Apr 1745–11 Jul 1828), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49862083, citing Drakestown Old Burial Ground, Drakestown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by E. Everett (contributor 47244602) .