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Capt Thomas Williams

Capt Thomas Williams

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 12 Jul 1830 (aged 90)
Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6621748 · View Source
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The youngest child of Matthew and Abigail (nee Nutman) Williams, Thomas Williams served as captain of the 2nd Essex County Regiment during the Revolutionary War. Married to the former Dorcas Harrison, who predeceased him in 1806, the long-lived veteran died in his 90th year, and thus lived to see the triumph of both the cause he fought for, as well as the United States' victory over Great Britain in the War of 1812. Although a life-long, staunch American patriot, he harbored no ill will towards his Loyalist relatives.
An enterprising man, Captain Williams' post-war business activities included the acquisition of a sloop he named the "Orange".
His name is listed on the D.A.R. Monument in the churchyard of the First Presbyterian Church of Orange which honors Revolutionary War veterans buried there. This memorial, which consists of a bronze plaque affixed to a large rock, was dedicated in 1931.
(Birthplace and day and place of death provided by Dana Fox Mariner, Findagrave member #48207068)


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Gravesite Details Cited as veteran of the Revolutionary War on D.A.R. Memorial in front of church

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  • Created by: Nikita Barlow
  • Added: 19 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6621748
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Thomas Williams (12 Feb 1740–12 Jul 1830), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6621748, citing First Presbyterian Churchyard, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Nikita Barlow (contributor 46508077) .