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About the Sons of the Revolution

Who We Are
"The purposes for which this Association is formed are to perpetuate the memory of the men who, in the military, naval, and civil service of the Colonies and of the Continental Congress, by their acts or counsel achieved the independence of the country, and to further the proper celebration of the anniversaries of the birthday of Washington and of the prominent events connected to the War of the Revolution; to collect and secure for the preservation the rolls, records, and other documents relating to that period; to inspire the members of the Society with the patriotic spirit of their forefathers; and to promote the feeling of friendship among them."

George Washington – 1777 Winter Encampment at Jockey Hollow at Morristown, N.J.

George Washington – 1777 Winter Encampment at Jockey Hollow at Morristown, N.J.


President Kenneth H. McKeever, Ph.D.

Vice President James P. McNeilly

Secretary Edward N. Rianhard

Treasurer James P. McNeilly

Registrar Kenneth H. McKeever, Ph.D.

Historian Howard M. Thomas

Chaplain & Surgeon Robert M. Olson, M.D.

Counselor Stephen H. Case, Esq.

Captain of the Color Guard Jonathan M. McLean

Washington Portrait

This portrait of Washington, painted by Rembrandt Peale in 1818, is part of the Morristown National Historic Park collection

The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Jersey has provided support to the following organizations, sites, and events:

Washington Crossing Park Association New Jersey - Washington Crossing Mural Restoration Project
Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia

Jacob Francis Grave Marker
Old Barracks Museum
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage
St. Michael's Episcopal Church (Trenton)
Children of the American Revolution New Jersey
Somerset County Historical Society
Sponsorship of the John Neilson Statue, unveiled on July 9, 2017, in New Brunswick, NJ
Princeton Battlefield Society
New Jersey Daughters of the American Revolution
General Society Sons of the Revolution, HQ Capital Campaign Fund Drive
Hancock House in Hancock’s Bridge, NJ
Indian King Tavern Museum in Haddonfield, NJ
The Historical Society of Somerset Co., NJ
Morristown National Historical Park
The Union Twp Historical Society in support of repairs to the historic Caldwell Parsonage
Trenton Battle Memorial Wreath Ceremony
Princeton Battlefield Wreath Ceremony

Patriotic Lineage Societies

Helpful Resources

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NJ Society of the Cincinnati
Sons of the Revolution, California
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The Sons of the Revolution New Jersey are proud to offer links to these websites offering additional information about our history and the projects that keep our ancestors in our hearts and thoughts. 


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