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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 5 of 10)

V. The Later Life of Samuel Meeker Samuel Meeker’s later life is perhaps best described as tragic. All of his efforts for the Patriot cause in the Revolution left him injured and in debt. Long after the injury healed, his debt remained. It would trail him the rest of his life. His debt, according to

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 4 of 10)

IV. Samuel Meeker in The Revolutionary War In the early 1770s both Samuel Meeker and his brother Nathaniel Meeker were living relatively quiet lives as a yeoman farmers. While Nathaniel’s life would remain fairly quiet1, Samuel’s involvement the Revolutionary War brought to him many changes and challenges. Samuel would soon be embroiled in that Patriot

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 3 of 10)

III. The border farms of Samuel Meeker and Nathaniel Meeker. Samuel Meeker went on to purchase a number of lands in Sussex County, NJ but the one which is most important to his story is a 173 acre parcel near the New York border he purchased in 1767 for £350 from Joseph Barton (1723-1788) who

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Sermon on Revelation 7:9 – “With Palm Branches in Their Hands”

Sermon for Sunday, March 24th, 2024 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC)   Old Testament reading: [Lev 23:33-44 ESV] 33 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 34 “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, On the fifteenth day of this seventh month and for seven days is the Feast of Booths to

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 2 of 10)

II. Samuel Meeker’s First New Jersey Farm and Early Wealth The first land Samuel Meeker is known to have purchased in Sussex County was a 157-acre lot south of present-day Branchville, New Jersey deeded to him on April 11, 1763. In the deed he is referred to as “Samuel Meeker of Newtown in Sussex County”

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