Theodosia Bartow PrevostThe Hermitage was home to Theodosia Bartow Prevost during the Revolutionary War, when she was married to British officer James Marcus Prevost. During the war, Theodosia was left to run the farm in the middle of a heavily contested area, and through her resourcefulness was able to protect her home when many others in the area were confiscated. Prevost used contacts in Trenton to open up her home to American officers, while still maintaining a good relationship with British troops. After the death of her husband, James Marcus, in 1781, Prevost married future Vice President Aaron Burr, whom she met while advocating for the protection of her home. The present Gothic Revival design of The Hermitage, which is owned by the State of New Jersey, dates from an extensive renovation undertaken in 1847.
|Placed By||Department of Community Affairs, New Jersey Historic Trust, Department of Environmental Protection, Historic Preservation Office|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 574194 N 4539859|
|Decimal Degrees||41.00655000, -74.11771667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 0.393', W 74° 7.063'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 0' 23.58" N, 74° 7' 3.78" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 335 Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus NJ 07423, US|
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