Hamilton, New Jersey Revolutionary War Sites
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REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN HAMILTON, NEW JERSEY

Hamilton NJ Historic Sites
JOHN ABBOTT II HOUSE
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John Abbott II House
2200 Kuser Rd.
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The John Abbott II House was built circa 1730. The house has a very interesting Revolutionary War story.  The following is from Helen Almy West's history of Hamilton Township, written in 1954:

"It was in the latter part of the year 1776, and the British were advancing upon Trenton. Samuel Tucker, the State Treasurer, hearing of the British advance, wanted to save the State's money and his own. On November 30, 1776 he took his personal effects and those of the estates of which he was executor, along with the unsigned public money, to the home of John Abbot. The British arrived in Trenton on December 3, 1776, and on that day Mr. Tucker took the signed public money amounting to more than fifteen hundred pounds, and a thousand pounds he held in trust, and secreted it with other moneys in the Abbott home.
The British were told of the hiding place by a Mrs. Mary Pointing, of Trenton, and she led a detachment of British troops, about five hundred strong, to the house of John Abbott. They raided the house and captured Tucker's black trunk, containing deeds, etc. and the unsigned paper money.
When the British arrived at the house, the family pretended they were getting ready to move, and they had placed the money in the bottom of tubs, and over it placed dishes and broken household utensils of various kinds and carried them to the cellar. The soldiers ransacked the house from top to bottom, found the tubs, but were heard to mutter that they contained nothing but 'old trumpery' and did not search them. The soldiers took Tucker's trunk with his papers and the unsigned 'shin plasters' but did not get the money.
Several days after this raid Samuel Tucker was returning to his family Trenton when, near White Horse, he was met by twenty mounted Tories. Their leader, John Leonard, pointed a pistol at Tucker's breast and told him he had orders from the British to take him prisoner. Robert Pearson, twin brother of Isaac Pearson, appeared at the scene and gave his parole that Tucker should stay with him until he was wanted by the British." [1]

Revolutionary War Sites in Hamilton
ISAAC PEARSON HOUSE
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Isaac Pearson House
Hobson Ave. and Emeline Ave.
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This house, which was built in 1773 was the home of Isaac Pearson, [2] who served in 1775 as a delegate to the New Jersey Provincial Congress which had been formed to supercede the Royal Governor.  Pearson served as a delegate from Burlington County. At that time this area was part of Burlington County. There were only 13 NJ Counties then, and Mercer County did not yet exist.[3]

A sign on the door states that "two days after the Battle of Trenton, in 1776, Isaac Pearson was murdered. Some accounts say he was murdered during a robbery; others say he was murdered for not fully supporting the cause of Independence." [4]

Revolutionary War Sites in Hamilton
SANDTOWN ROAD MARKER
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Sandtown Road Marker
Nottingham Way (Rt. 33) near the off ramp from Rt. 295
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This historic sign notes that this road was once known as Sandtown Road, part of the route taken by Washington's army on the evening of January 2, 1777, following the Second Battle of Trenton to the Battle of Princeton. [5] In addition to this sign, there is a series of twelve obelisks that follow their full route.
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Sources:

1. ^  Helen Almy West, A History of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, (Trenton, Trenton Printing Company, 1954) p 18-19

2. ^ 1773 date from the Sign on the door of the Isaac Pearson House

3. ^ Pearson serving in the New Jersey Provincial Congress for Burlington County supported by Extracts from the Journal of Proceedings of the Provincial Congress of NEW-JERSEY, held at TRENTON on the 23d of MAY, 1775. 'List of Deputies who attended'. 
Available online in the American Archives Documents of the American Revolution 1774-1776 from the Northern Illinois University Libraries here

4. ^ Quote about Pearson's murdered from the sign on the door of the Isaac Pearson House. The sign does not state who posted it. This sounds like an interesting story, but I haven't located any further information about it.

5. ^State of New Jersey historic sign