Markers For Continentals

Ceremonial May 16 at Graves of Revolutionary Soldiers

SUSSEX—Daughters of the American Revolution will unveil three markers May sixteenth, on graves of Revolutionary soldiers in Papakating Cemetery a mile below here on the Hamburg road.

The soldiers, two of whom have descendants in Orange County, were Quartermaster Azariah Martin of the Orange County troops and Nathaniel Martin and Gosper Rorick of the New Jersey troops.

Azariah Martin’s descendants are living in five Orange County communities besides New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia nad [sic] California. Rorick descendants are in three Orange County communities and in New Jersey and Iowa, while Nathaniel Martin’s relatives are principally in New Jersey.

Sponsored by Chinkchewunska Chapter, D.A.R., the program starts at two p.m. at Azariah Martin’s grave. President Gilbert D. Martin of the Martin Family Association will give a biography of the soldier, and Master Ralph Havens, another descendant, will unveil the marker. Officers of Chinkchewunska Chapter will officiate, assisted by the American Legion and Boy Scouts.

At the Nathaniel Martin grave, Arthur Martin will present the biography and Mary Meeker of Washington, N.J., will unveil the marker. Members of the Peggy Warne Chapter, D.A.R of Washington, will officiate assisted by the Legion and Scouts.

At the Rorick grave Miss Margaret Cox of Newton a descendant will read the biography Anson DeWitt of Sussex will unveil the marker. Chinkchewunska Chapter will have charge assisted by the Legion and Scouts.

Source: Middletown Times-Press, May 8, 1936.

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