Bonhamtown, New Jersey

Paul Pace tells us:

Graves in Edison Township (formerly Bonhamtown), New Jersey, may contain members of the 42nd Regt. (Black Watch) since they took part in a significant battle in the area on May 10, 1777 taking numerous casualties:

Revolutionary War skirmishes took place in Bonhamtown, Piscatawaytown and along Woodbridge Avenue. In fact, the St. James Episcopal Church building served as a hospital for wounded British soldiers during the war, and six British soldiers killed in one of the area's skirmishes are buried in the cemetery at the church.


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