was a private in
Captain John Mott’s Company, 1st Regiment, Hunterdon County Militia; in
active service; entered September 19, 1777; Mustered October 7, 1777,
by Joseph W. Wallace, Mustermaster General. My sons Andrew and Isaac
also served in the Revolution. Isaac was Wagonmaster for Capt.
Tucker's Company. My father-in-law, Andrew
Mershon (died 1793), and his son, Henry also served in the Revolution.”
Right and Left: John Reeder's Sword.
"It was the special pleasure of Reeder Green to display the old sword said to have been used by his great-grandfather John Reeder (b 1725) in the Revolution, and by his grandfather Amos Reeder Sr. in the War of 1812."*
From Page 77 of The Reeder Family Association; Vol. I, August 1984:
John and Hannah's son Andrew Reeder , Lt Capt Rev War, born 4/17/1755, died 1824, is buried beside his wife Sarah Reeder in Ewing Church Cemetery. Andrew was on the building committee for the brick church, 1795, that preceded the current sanctuary. Sarah's mother, Sarah Burrowes, was a Hart, and a sister of that John Hart who signed the Declaration of Independence
Above: Bill O'Neal holds John Reeder's sword at the Mershon Family Association Annual Meeting in 2012
Right Top to Bottom:
1. The stone of Hannah Reeder, wife of Abner. Abner's Stone broke off at ground level. It is now doubled behind this one. Stone reads "Hannah W Reeder wife of Abner Reeder died Dec (26?) 1810.
2. John and Hannah Reeder
3. John Reeder's Revolutionary Soldier marker.