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David DuBois

Birthplace: Salem County, Province of West Jersey
Death: November 12, 1801 (76)
Daretown, Salem County, New Jersey, United States
Place of Burial: Old Pitsgrove Presbyterian Cemetery, Daretown, Salem, NJ
Immediate Family:

Son of Barent Jacobse du Bois and Jacomyntje du Bois
Husband of Elizabeth DuBois
Father of Rebecca Burroughs; Eleanor "Nelly" Burroughs; Anna Haywood; Isaac DuBois; Barent DuBois and 10 others
Brother of Catherine Elwell; Jacob DuBois; Solomon DuBois; Rev. Jonathan DuBois; Isaac DuBois and 12 others

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About David DuBois

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW JERSEY with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A033978


Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey (Newark, N.J. : Genealogical Society of New Jersey, 1925-), Vol 4; Page 168. Vol 6; pg 99.


Mary Coates Martin, 350 Years of American Ancestors (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1989), p. 179, 192, 195.

a revolutionary soldier. Both husband and wife are buried in the Dareton Churchyard.

Served in the Revolutionary War in Captain Newkirk's Company, 2nd Battalion in New Jersey

   David served as a militiaman with the rank of private in the New Jersey Continental Line. He served under Cornelius Newkirk (his brother in law), 2nd Regimental Township of Pittsgrove, New Jersey. He also served as an assistant to the commissioner of the garrison and collected and guarded effects of the Tories which were sealed and sold in Pittsgrove. [Source: DAR application by Paul van Leer. 7 April 1953.]
   During the period of the Revolution, two companies were formed from the Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church. The first one, formed Sept. 20, 1775, was the first company of minutemen in Salem County. This company under the leadership of Captain Jacob DuBois [David's older brother] was home guard duty repelling the British out of Philadelphia. The other company was formed by Captain Cornelius Nieukirk [David's brother-in-law], and it saw considerable action. It helped General (Mad) Anthony Wayne drive the Salem County cattle to General Washington at Valley Forge in 1777-78 and saw considerable action in the Battle of Brandywine and at Mount Holly and later drove Col. Dunlay and 2,000 Hessians from Bordentown and the vicinity of Trenton contributing to the victories of General Washington. After the combat ended, the Pittsgrove troops helped guard the confiscated property of accused Tories while they were being tried by courts. [Source: Natalie W. Johnson,]
   The 2nd New Jersey Regiment was at Valley Forge in 1778 but neither Dubois nor Newkirk appear on the musters (
   The book 'The history of Salem County, New Jersey: being the story of John Fenwick's colony, the oldest English speaking settlement on the Delaware River' provides a muster roll of Salem County men who fought in the war. The list names Cornelius Newkirk, Jr and several DuBois men but does not list David.
   The Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church lists David as one of the Revolutionary War veterans buried in the church cemetery [].
   Old Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church Cemetery , Daretown, Salem, New Jersey, USA
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David DuBois's Timeline

November 28, 1724
Salem County, Province of West Jersey
May 20, 1753
Salem, New Jersey, United States
January 18, 1755
Pittsgrove, Salem, New Jersey, United States
December 6, 1756
Salem, New Jersey, United States
October 20, 1758
Salem, New Jersey, United States
October 20, 1758
Salem, Salem, New Jersey, United States
September 7, 1760
Pittsgrove, Salem, New Jersey, USA
April 8, 1762
Salem County, New Jersey, USA
December 7, 1763
Pittsgrove, Salem, New Jersey, USA