Ensign Severyne Westbrook
There shall be a dedication of the military headstone for Revolutionary War Ensign, Severyne Westbrook, held starting at 11 am on Sat., Oct. 14th, 2017 in Montague Township. Parking will be by the Grange Hall at 280 River Rd.
The old family burying ground is a small plot located 300 yards behind the Montague Grange Hall, surrounded by lands of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Those attending should wear walking shoes as the main access is a walk via a mown lane to the site.
Based on directions that longtime historian Robert Longcore and the Montague Township Historian had obtained from former Montague resident, Bob Myers, and also via Army Corps of Engineers info - two moss-covered footstones were located.
|Westbrook Headstones reset |
by R. Longcore & Sheriff"s SWAP program
Westbrook’s already broken and illegible original headstone was later uncovered by Robert Longcore, working in concert with the Sheriff’s SWAP team in the late 1990’s - along with 2 other headstones. In the years since, the stone began disintegrating. With the assistance of a Westbrook descendant, a military headstone was acquired.
After the dedication program, there will be a display and light refreshments - at the Grange Hall.
Representatives of the DAR Chinkchewunska Chapter and the NJSSAR Col. John Rosenkrans Chapter will be participating.