Thank you to everyone who attended the celebration on Memorial Day Weekend! The Morristown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and The Presbyterian Church in Morristown dedicated a new marker and celebrated the life and accomplishments of Dr. Jabez Campfield. The celebration included a tribute to Dr. Campfield, music from the NJ Fifes and Drums, and a Revolutionary War color guard, and was followed by a reception with colonial era refreshments hosted by the DAR and the Presbyterian Church. Rev. Audrey Webber delivered the invocation and blessing. Rich Albright and Sherry and Tom Guthrie organized the event for PCM.
Who Was Jabez Campfield?
Dr. Campfield (1737 – 1821) was a member of our congregation, a Morristown doctor, a Revolutionary War surgeon, and a leading citizen of Morristown. Church records tell us that in 1790 he was appointed to the building committee for the second church building, completed in 1795. Dr. Campfield’s home, originally on Morris Street, now called the Schuyler-Hamilton House, has been owned and maintained by the Morristown Chapter of the DAR for the past 100 years.
A special thank you to Barbara Genthe for the beautiful photos!