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TOMBSTONES OF EVERITTSTOWN CEMETERY

Source:  From the Collection of Mrs. Beulah Gangaware - 1970.
(Edited and Appended By Beverly G. Kirby-McDonough - 2001.)

This cemetery lies in the Everittstown United Methodist Churchyard at the intersection of Route 513 and Route 519 in Alexandria Township. The photograph shown above is the oldest headstone that can be found at this burial ground. It is hewn out of rough stone, and embedded into the ground. The transcription reads "Here lies the body of Cathrina Schlautn, died 19th March 1762". (I believe the "Americanized" version of this surname is SLOUT.) Apparently, the stone was set at this location long before the organization of the Everittstown United Methodist Church which took place in 1817. (Special thanks to Mr. Bill Mennel for the translation.)

  • BREWER  Ester Ann,  d. 1855.

  • CONNER  Anna Jane,  dau. of Wm. & Martha,  d. Jun 26, 1867 - age 2 yrs.

  • CONNER  Corinde M.,  wife of Charles HILL, d. Nov 20, 1891 - age 31 yrs., 01 mo., 26 days.
    'Tis hard to break the tender cord / When love has bound the heart. /
    'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words / "We must forever part."

  • CONNER  John Floyd,  son of Wm. & Martha,  d. Jul 05, 1876 - age 1yr., 02 mos., 13 days.
    Jesus takes the little lambs / Free from pain and sickness. /
    ??? what rapture there to meet them / They are chanting hymns above.

  • CONNER  Martha L.,  d. Dec 12, 1898 - age 67 yrs.

  • CONNER  William,  d. Aug 23, 1898 - age 72 yrs.

  • COSS  Carrie H.,  wife of James COSS,  d. Jun 08, 1881 - age 34 yrs., 10 mos.

  • CRAMER  Catharine,  widow of Robert BIRD,  d. Sep 26, 1855 - age 18 yrs., 03 mos., 25 days.

  • GODOWN  Jonathan,  d. 18?? - age 28 yrs.

  • HOLLAND  Andrew,  d. Aug 26, 1861 - age 26 yrs., 03 mos.   (Flag)

  • HULL  Eleanor,  wife of Stephen HULL,  d. Aug 07, 1841 - age 69 yrs., 10 mos., 10 days.

  • HULL  Ellen,  dau. of Stephen & Martha,  [dates worn away].

  • HULL  Esther,  b. Aug 29, 1799,  d. Aug 19, 1883.

  • HULL  Martha,  wife of Stephen,  d. May 28, 1861 - age 53 yrs., 06 mos., 19 days.
    Farewell, Mother, thou hast left us / Here thy loss we deeply feel /
    ??? God who has ??? / Can all our sorrows heal.

  • HULL  Mary Ann,  dau. of Stephen & Martha,  d. Jul 04, 1852 - age 21 yrs., 08 mos.

  • HULL  Stephen W.,  d. Apr 05, 1861 - age 53 yrs., 05 mos., 26 days.

  • HULL  Stephen, Sr.,  d. Feb 16, 1838 - age 72 yrs. [Flag]

  • LEONARD  Catharine,  wife of John,  d. 1819 [?].

  • LEONARD  Cornelius,  son of John & Cath.,  d. - age 26 yrs. [?].

  • LEONARD  John,  d. Dec 11, 1840 - age 56 yrs. [Flag]

  • LEONARD  Lydia,  wife of John,  d. Oct 11, 1850 - age 30 yrs.

  • LEONARD  Matilda,  dau. of John & Cath.,  d. Jun 21, 1819 - age 21 yrs. [?].

  • LEONARD  Rebecca,  dau. of John & Cath.,  d. - age 21 yrs. [?].

  • LEONARD  William,  son of John & Cath.,  d. - age 22 yrs. [?].

  • MATTHEWS  Daniel M.,  b. 1834,  d. 1907.

  • MATTHEWS  Maggie HULL,  wife of Daniel MATTHEWS,  b. 1835,  d. 1874.

  • MONTGOMERY  Joanna,  wife of Samuel,  d. Feb 26, 1853 - age 80 yrs.

  • MOORE  Elizabeth,  d. Dec 08, 1841 - age 9 yrs., 08 mos.

  • OPDYCKE Nancy [nee ROBESON], wife of John B. [Bellis] OPDYCKE, d. Apr 22, 1843 - age 28 yrs., 06 mos., 10 days.

  • OPDYKE  Amos,  d. Jul 28, 1864 - age 82 yrs, 09 mos., 02 days.

  • OPDYKE  Amos,  b. 1841,  d. 1911.

  • OPDYKE  John B. [Bellis],  b. 1812,  d. 1888.

  • OPDYKE  Manning, son of Amos & Rebecca,  d. Aug 20, 1827 - age 11 yrs., 01 mo., 02 days. [?].

  • OPDYKE  Mary E.,  b. 1838,  d. 1916.

  • OPDYKE  Phoebe,  dau. of Amos & Rebecca,  d. Mar 1827.

  • OPDYKE  Rachel [nee EICKE],  wife of John B. [Bellis] OPDYKE,  d. Mar 14, 1816 - age 25 yrs., 05 mos.

  • OPDYKE  Rebecca [nee BELLIS],  wife of Amos OPDYKE,  d. Mar 30, 1860 - age 70 yrs., 10 mos., 21 days.

  • OPDYKE  Samuel,  son of Amos & Rebecca,  d. Aug 26, 1827 - age 20 yrs.

  • PARKER Elizabeth, wife of George PARKER, b. 1823, d. 1881. [Flag]

  • PARKER  G. W., Co. H.,  [Flag - Stone in ground].

  • RITTENHOUSE  George W.,  son of Mahlon & Abby,  d. Jul 24, 1877.

  • RITTENHOUSE  John W.,  son of Mahlon & Abby,  d. May 11, 1875 - age 04 mos., 25 days.

  • RITTENHOUSE  Mahlon,  d. Dec 18, 1866 - age 34 yrs.

  • RITTENHOUSE  Mary C.,  dau. of Mahlon & Elizabeth A.,   d. May 25, 1870 - age 15 yrs., 10 mos., 28 days.

  • RUSSELL  Joseph,  son of S. W. & Mary G. DECKER,  d. Mar 21, 1850 - age 4 yrs.
    Of such is the kingdom of heaven.

  • SEVERNS  Delilah,  Our Mother, wife of Daniel SEVERNS,  d. Feb 25, 1886 - age 86 yrs., 05 mos.

  • SEVERNS  Samuel,  d. Apr 1835 - age 80 yrs.

  • SEVERNS  Sarah,  wife of Samuel,  d. 1849 - age 77 yrs.

  • SHUSTER  Charles,  d. Oct 20, 1847 - age 52 yrs., 09 mos., 08 days.

  • SNYDER  Henry, b. May 03, 1774, d. Mar 06 1854. "Gone But Not Forgotten."

  • VANHORN  Thomas,  son of William & Finette,  d. Feb 19, 1817.

  • VANSYCKEL  John,  d. May 06, 1855 - age 5 yrs., 17 days.

  • WARFORD  Emeline,  wife of Wilson C.,  d. Apr 27, 1854 - age 20 yrs.

  • *** ADDITIONS ***

  • HULL, John, b. Jan 22, 1834, d. Jul ??, 1873 - age 39 yrs., 05 mos., 17 days.

  • RITTENHOUSE, Infant Son of Mahlon & Abby, d. Sep 21, 1868.

  • RITTENHOUSE, Lucinda, dau. of Mahlon & Elizabeth A., d. Apr 12, 1868 - age 1 yr., 10 mos., 23 days.
    She was lovely, she was fair / And for a while was given /
    An angel came and claimed his own / And bore her home to heaven.

  • ROBERSON, Thomas W. [Rest of stone illegible.] [Flag].

  • NOTE: Mahlon and Abby (nee PYATT) RITTENHOUSE, referenced above, are buried in Frenchtown Cemetery. Please return to my home page, and click on the Frenchtown Cemetery link.