TOMBSTONES OF EVERITTSTOWN CEMETERY
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.