Lambertville, New Jersey: Grave of Washington's Last Pallbearer

George Coryell died Feb. 18, 1850. In 1799 he helped carry the casket of the dead president. He was the last surviving helper, and this was considered so important that it's mentioned on his tombstone.

Address:
N. Union St., Lambertville, NJ
Directions:
On the west side of N. Union St., just south of its intersection with Church St. The tall brown obelisk is along the south side of the First Presbyterian Church, all the way in the back, next to a rain gutter downspout.
Admission:
Free
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Grave.

Grave of Washington's Last Pallbearer

Very cool, tiny graveyard. There is a scenic garden nearby.

[Janet, 05/25/2019]

Graves and squirrel.

Grave of Washington's Last Pallbearer

Very old grave stones. Even the squirrels pay their respects.

[April And Pete, 10/16/2016]

Grave of Washington's Last Pallbearer

In the cemetery beside the First Presbyterian Community Church in Lambertville is the grave of George Coryell, a Revolutionary War lieutenant, a Masonic Lodge brother of General George Washington, and the "last survivor of the six men who laid the father of our country in his tomb." Died February 18th 1850, aged 91 years.

[Mike Gassmann, 09/18/2016]

George's tombstone is so old that its inscription is almost gone. A metal plaque, copied from the inscription, is bolted over it, but it's looking old, too.

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