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Rev. Benjamin DuBois

The Dominie
Biographical Information

Benjamin DuBois was a Reformed (Dutch) minister, descended from the French Hugluenots who settled on Staten Island to escape the persecutions of Louis XIV. He studied theology under Reverend J.H. Goetschius, was licensed by the American Classis in 1764, and for sixty-three years was pastor of the united Reformed Dutch churches of Freehold and Middletown, in Monmouth County, N.J. During the Revolutionary war he was foremost among the defenders of liberty, and often preached to his people upon their duty during the struggle. He died in 1827. See Marcellus, Hist. Discourse; Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America, page 75. (W.J.R.T.) [2]

Benjamin was called the fighting preacher and is listed in the history books during the Revolutionary War. Pension # S12816. Minister of the Freehold Presbyterian Church (Freehold, New Jersey) from 1764 to 1827 = 63 years, the Dutch Reformed Church. Also found listed as Marlboro, New Jersey Church.
They are buried in above the ground vaults just outside the church door.

The original sketchings are in The Cincinnati Art Museum, 2016. The are put on display in a rotation. Call before you go see them.

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Pilesgrove, Salem County, New Jersey, USA
Date of Death
Place of Death
Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

Old Brick Reformed Church Cemetery
Marlboro, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

Birth Coordinates

Pilesgrove, Salem County, New Jersey, USA

Pilesgrove, Salem County, New Jersey, USA

Family Tree