Colonel William DeHart
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Quick Description: Colonel William DeHart was a lawyer by profession, who served as a Major and Lieutenant Colonel durind the Revolution. He was commissioned to obtain and store a sufficient amout of ammunitions in his residence at the corner of South and DeHart streets. Morristown NJ.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2005 8:54:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM3VT
Colonel William DeHart , Officer in the Revolutionary army, Lawyer, of Morristown, New Jersey, was born in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, December 7th, 1746, and was the son of Dr. Mathias De Hart. Before the outbreak of the contest between the colonists and Great Britian, he was actively engaged in professional labors as a legal practitioner, but relinquished his vocation at the approach of open hostilities.
November 7th 1775, he received the appointment of Major in the 1st New Jersey Battery, and in the course of the ensuing year was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. At a meeting of the delegates held at the house of Captain Peter Dickerson in Morristown, on May 2, 1775, it was decided that 500 pounds of powder and a ton of lead be purchased by Wiliam DeHart for the use of the newly formed Militia companies. It was further recommended that all the inhabitants of the county provide themselves with arms and ammunition to defend the county in case of an invasion. September 6th 1780, he again received a Lieutenant - Colonelcy in the 2d Regiment, Continental Army. Before the close of the war he resigned his commission, and in Morristown, New Jersey, resumed the profession of the law. He was a leading member of the bar where he practised, and was noted for his brilliant sallies of wit and humor, which seemed ever ready to lash forth at an instant's warning, and at the slightest provocation. In 1779 he acted as President of the St. Tammany Society.
Two of his brothers, also, were efficient partisans of the patriot cause, one of them having been aide to General Wayne before he was killed at Fort Lee, in 1780. He died at Morristown, New Jersey, June 16th, 1801.
The Grave is located at The Burying Ground of the Presbyterian Church, South Street, Morristown NJ
Location type: Section of a Cemetery/Mass Grave
Date of Birth: December 7th, 1746
Date of Death: 1801
Cause of death: Died Later
Grave Marker Text:
Major, 1st Battalion, Lt.Colonial, 2nd Regiment of the Continential Army.
Major, 1st Battalion, Lt.Colonial, 2nd Regiment
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