28th Reunion, August 24, 1940

unveiling of a bronze tablet on the grave of Charles Pidcock

Saturday, August 24, l940 proved to be an ideal day for the twenty‑seventh annual reunion of the Pidcock family and for the unveiling of a bronze tablet on the grave of Charles Pidcock, Revolutionary War soldier, who is buried in the cemetery adjacent to the Lambertville Presbyterian Church, Lambertville, New Jersey.

The Daughters of the American Revolution ritualistic service was used. Mrs. Harrie G. Pidcock, Ex‑Chaplain of Old White House Chapter, D.A.R., and the present regent, Gladys G. Pidcock, took part in the service.

The bronze marker was unveiled by Ralph Pidcock, son of Edwin Pidcock, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and great‑great‑great grandson of Charles Pidcock.

The Rev. Joseph Weer, Pastor of the Thompson Memorial Church,read the Nineteenth Psalm and offered a prayer.

Following the devotions, George M. Pidcock spoke of the role of Charles Pidcock in the Revolutionary War. He related the story of Charles Pidcock’s escape from the British soldiers, which has been previously written in local history.

Mrs. Edward Randolph, State Registrar of the New Jersey Daughters of the Revolution, spoke briefly. She emphasized the value of genealogy and the interest we should have in our ancestors.

Miss Gladys Pidcock, regent of Old Whitehouse Chapter, D.A.R., spoke of her ancestor, Charles Pidcock, and told how he and his brother Emanuel supplied flour to the Continental troops, how they operated Durham boats at Wells Ferry which was a dangerous crossing, and how he had served with his father and brothers under Captain John Phillips and Colonel David Chambers, in the Third Regiment of the Hunterdon County Militia. She also recalled that he took part in the battles of Millstone and Monmouth as a member of that regiment. Robert Reading of the Junior Drum and Bugle Corps, American Legion, Post l20, of Lambertville, sounded taps.n the cemetery adjacent to the Lambertville Presbyterian Church.

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