Brinckerhoff, John, Col.

Row/Grave: I/4



Notes from Van Voorhis Book: _Born 1702_


_Lived in the old stone house down the lane at Swartoutville._  

_Col. John Brinckerhoff.

A promiment [sic] citizen of the colonies prior to the Revolution. He joined the American Army.  A soldier & a patriot. He was the intimate friend of General Washington. His confidential adviser during the dark days of the War for Independence.

His home was the head‑quarters of Gen Washington. Who spent a night & day there in secret correspondence with Comt_ Rochambeau the French minister.  The time of the anxiety respecting the arrest of Major Andre. As soon as the darkness of the second night shielded them from observation; they departed upon horses. Through the Highlands. in time to arrest the ‑‑British Spy

The Brinckerhoff house erected 1738.  Remains unaltered. At Swartoutville._