Oliver Cromwell, Pvt., American Patriot

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Oliver Cromwell, Pvt., American Patriot

Also Known As: "Battlefield Drummer"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: (present day Columbus), Blackhorse, Burlington, New Jersey, USA
Death: Died in Burlington City, Burlington, New Jersey, USA
Place of Burial: Broad Street Methodist Church Cemetery
Occupation: Battlefield Drummer-Continental Army of USA, Farmer
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About Oliver Cromwell, Pvt., American Patriot

Oliver Cromwell

''Sadly, no image of Oliver Cromwell could be found.
I chose to use this Continental Drum to display in the photograph section, as Oliver was a Battle Drummer in The Continental Army.''

This profile dedicated to this American Patriot and Hero

''Private Cromwell-Battlefield Drummer''- was a Decorated Soldier in the Continental Army [http://www.negroartist.com/writings/Biographical%20Sketch%20of%20Oliver%20Cromwell,%20Revolutionary%20soldier.htm]
He served Six Years in the campaign against British Forces during the American Revolution.
He was involved with Battles at: Trenton and Princeton, Monmouth, Germantown, Brandywine and Yorktown. [http://www.hiddennj.com/2012/06/oliver-cromwell-in-burlington-fighting.html]

[http://pages.towson.edu/oali/encyclopedia_of_africanamer.htm]

His Military Discharge paper was signed by General George Washington

and he received $96.00 per year after that in pension.[http://pages.towson.edu/oali/encyclopedia_of_africanamer.htm]

[http://www.negroartist.com/writings/Biographical%20Sketch%20of%20Oliver%20Cromwell,%20Revolutionary%20soldier.htm]

Oliver was said to have fathered 14 children.

Their names and his spouses name are not known at this time.


What was Olivers correct race?

Census records suggest Oliver Cromwell was of "mixed descent" as Enumerators recorded him as "Mulatto" 
New Jersey Military records indicate he was Indian
Historic articles record Oliver as a "Black man" [http://nativeheritageproject.com/2012/08/17/oliver-cromwell-an-indian-patriot-from-new-jersey/]

1983

''The Oliver Cromwell Black History Society'' is formed with the purpose of educating and researching Black Heritage in Burlington and throughout the United States. [http://www.negroartist.com/writings/Biographical%20Sketch%20of%20Oliver%20Cromwell,%20Revolutionary%20soldier.htm]
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Oliver Cromwell, Pvt., American Patriot's Timeline

1752
May 24, 1752
Blackhorse, Burlington, New Jersey, USA
1853
January 4, 1853
Age 100
Burlington City, Burlington, New Jersey, USA
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Broad Street Methodist Church Cemetery