2007 was the 230th anniversary of the original
run made by Jonas Cattell. This year, David Jonas Weber, named for the
famous patriot was given the chance to stand in on the part of
Shelly Castorino sent me the following write up.
There were three different groups of Cattell relatives there. The
Hurley family (her father was there and is a Cattell), the Young family
and then Dave and his family. One woman was walking around with the
Cattell family book.
The event was really nice and low key. Gloucester County
did a nice job promoting Jackie's project and gave a nice little speech
before she presented the award to the first teen boy to cross the
there was a man by the name of Terry, who was not a descendant but had
an original newspaper from 1930 about the Cattell gravesite.
I am looking forward to getting a copy of the article to add to the web site.
Jonas and the runners lining up.
Davod with members of the New Jersey Children of the American Revolution.
The Ann Whitall House
In front of the New Jersey State monument to the First and Second Rhode Island Regiments
and Col. Christopher Greene in the inner part of Fort Mercer.
Our Hero and his father Dave Weber before the run.