1794 Whiskey Rebellion

1794 - Whiskey Rebellion / Gloucester residents called for duty.

Whiskey Rebellion:  18 Sept. 1794

Gloucester County Militia sent to Pittsburgh to put down the Whiskey Rebellion. 

Franklin Davenport commanding 724 rank and file men.

Double portion of field and staff officers.

By order of the President of the United States, George Washington


Franklin Davenport (1755–1832 )

Franklin Davenport would command the NJ Militia during the Whiskey Rebellion. 

A one time resident of Gloucester Town during the Revolution until around 1781.  He later would move to Woodbury. 

He was a lawyer & soldier during the Revolution and later a Congressman, US Senator and Major General of the NJ Militia.

Said to be related to Benjamin Franklin ( nephew? )

Base on the tax records of the the time, he was listed as being a  boarder at the Mickle property, where the StarLite Drive-IN later was.

Portrait by artist Charles B. J. Févret de Saint-Mémin

[ National Gallery of Art ]