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Friends' (Quaker) Graveyard - Quakertown, Franklin Township

Source:  By J. E. Stout and K. Myers - 1994. Courtesy of Mrs. Joyce C. Leaver Carraway.

The oldest place of public burial in Franklin Township is the Friend's burying ground at Quakertown. Here repose the ashes of many of the earliest settlers. Unfortunately, there was among Friends an early aversion to the erection of tombstones with commemorative inscriptions. The records of burial do not date back to 1761, hence it is impossible to give any account of the earliest interments. The first burials recorded are:

"A memorial of the time of death and burial of Joseph King Senior, departed this life the 10th day of the 12th month, 1761, in the seventy-eighth year of his age."

"Our antient Friend, Samuel Willson, died the nineteenth day of the twelfth month, 1761, and was intered in Friends burying ground at Kingwood the twenty-second day of the same month, about the eightieth year of his age."

"This is our antient Friend, Samuel Large, departed this life at his house in Kingwood, the 9th day of the 6th month, 1765, and was decently intered in Friend's burying place there."

(From "History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties New Jersey"; J. P. Snell -1881)

  • Rebecca Cliffton, Died Jan 29 1845, Aged 80 years
  • Henry Cliffton, Died Sep 26 1830, Aged 77 years
  • Elizabeth Cliffton, Died May 11 1853, Aged 74 years
  • William Godley
  • Abigail Godley
  • P * G, Died Feb 13 1791
  • Morris Robeson, Esqr.
  • Elizabeth Roboson
  • M. H. (Probably Morris Hampton)
  • Amy Cliffton, Died Nov 11 1807, Aged 68 years
  • D P
  • Henry Cliffton
  • H E
  • S E, AGD 68, 1762 (?)
  • I E, 1761 A. 70
  • W E, Ag 31 yrs. 1752
  • William Cliffton, 1848
  • Amy Cliffton, 1839
  • Rebecca Cliffton Hampton, 1837
    "Early, bright, transient, chaste, as morning dew.
    She sparkled, was exhaled and went to heaven."
  • Joseph Cliffton, 1857
    "Mark the perfect man and behold the upright for the end of that man is peace."
  • Rebecca Cliffton, Died 1874
  • William C., Son of Morris & Amy C. Hampton,
    Born 8th mo 23rd 1845, Died 2nd mo 4th 1876
  • Sarah Cliffton, Died 2nd mo 19th 1877
  • Amy C., Wife of Morris Hampton,
    Died 7th mo. 27th 1885, in the 73rd year of her age.
    "The Memory of the just is blessed."
  • Morris Hampton, Died 8th Mo. 7 1903, In the 86th year of his age.
  • R. Potts, Died Aug 25th 1807
  • D P+, 1782
  • I E, 1795
  • S E, 1755
  • E E, Ad 39,1761
  • M. Emley, 5 Mo 1793
  • Elizabeth Forman, Died Aug 11th 1793, Aged 9 years
  • P K
  • Jeremiah King, Died Jul 02 1829, In the 93rd year of his age
  • S K R
  • C + R
  • N(?) 1755 H W
  • Aaron Forman, M.D., Died Jan 11th 1805, Aged 60 years
  • In Memory of Ann, Wife of Dr. Aaron Forman,
    Who departed this Life Dec 13th 1794, Aged 52 years
  • D P, 1782
  • R G
  • S G
  • R E
  • E K, Dec 29 1803
  • Alice Dawes, Dec 25 5 Mo 1815 (?), Aged 67 (?)
  • John E. Forman, Died Aug 10 1867, Aged 95 years
  • Sidney P. Forman, Died Apr 1st 1814, Aged 37 years
  • Susanna Atkinson, Died Oct 24th 1792, Aged 35 years
  • M S
  • E A, 1840
  • S W
  • E W
  • E R, 1814
  • J C R
  • G R
  • A K
  • M L, 1836
  • Samuel Large, Esq., Died 1837
  • R. Paxson
  • H H P
  • Anna
  • L R
  • J. Willson, D 1785
  • L. Willson, AD 1789
  • W K
  • R K
  • E B
  • R B
  • A H + P, Died Mar 05 1827
  • S K
  • E + Dennis, 1841
  • ??? who died Aug 23rd 1812 (?), Aged 26 years and 21 days
  • Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, Consort of John P. Ten Broeck,
    who departed this life Mar 23 1838, Aged 19 years, 10 months and 16 days.
    "This world is vain and full of pain. With grief and trouble sore,
    But those are blest who are at rest, With Christ forever more."
  • I A, 1525 (probably 1825)
  • E quick, 1823 (?)
  • A + B
  • Levi Brown, Bucks County, PA
  • Bartholemew Thatcher, Aged 83 years
  • Margaret Thatcher, Aged 82 years
  • Samuel Johnston, 1799 1864
  • Paeobe King Johnston, 1803 1854
  • C. King
  • William King, Died May 19 1850, Aged 13 yrs 1 mo & 18 days
  • Eury, Wife of Andrew A. King, Died Sep 13 1858,
    Aged 45 years 1 mo & 19 days
  • Jemina A., Wife of Ross Jones, Died 1st mo 8th 1888,
    Aged 90 years 11 mo & 11 days
  • Abigail Jones, Died 4th mo. 5th 1814, Aged 41 years 7 mos & 13 days
  • Ross Jones, Died Mar 31 1865, Aged 81 years 8 mo's & 12 days
  • Mercey Hunt, Wife of George Jones, Died Dec18th 1813
  • George Jones, Husband of Mercey Jones, Died Apr 10th 1822, Aged 81 yrs, 9 mo & 10 days
  • In Memory of George Scott, who died Apr 12th 1821, Aged 78 years
  • In Memory of Elizabeth Scott, who died Apr 23rd 1833
  • H. King
  • E C W
  • A P W
  • E. Cliff
  • In Memory of Mary Large 1810 (?)
  • R. T. Large, Ag 5 Y 4 m d 13, AD 1801
  • I + B
  • Infant Daughter of John and Frances Scott
  • D L
  • E L
  • David Laing, Departed this life 4th month 19th 1855. In the 72nd year of his age
  • Elizabeth Laing, Departed this life 10th mo 30 1865. In the 80th year of her age
  • Rachel C. Laing, Died 1st. Month 19 1876, Aged 62 years
  • John A. Laing. Born 5th Mo 11th 1824. Died 6th Mo 20th 1901
  • M + H, 1756, Ag 80
  • S O, 1766
  • In ^ Stevenson, 1st Mo 22 - 1793
  • A S (S was written backwards)
  • S + W
  • W + S
  • Ebonezer Large, Died 1836
  • Mary Large, Died 1835
  • Uzinah Titus, Died Mar 18 1838, Aged 77 years
  • Infant Son of King & E. Pyatt, Died Aug 18 1853, Aged 5 months
  • Joseph Stevenson, Died the 1st of 8th month 1841 (?),
    Aged 71 years 4 mo and 16 days
  • Susannah, Wife of Joseph Stevenson, Died 5 mo 11 1870,
    Aged 99 years 5 mo & 25 days
  • John Stevenson, Born 5th Mo 16th 1801. Died 3D Mo 12th 1854
    Hannah Stevenson, Born 10th Mo 29th 1802,
    Died at Ransom, La Salle Co., Illinois, 3D Mo 20th 1889
  • Amy K., Wife of Alexander Rea, & Daughter of Joseph & Susannah Stevenson.
    Died 5 mo 17 1870, Aged 72 years 3 mo & 5 days.
    "Farewell dear wife thy spirit's fled. Now thou art numbered with the dead.
    And I am left to walk alone, Till Jesus calls where thou art gone."
  • Alexander Rea, Born 5th month 16th 1800, Died 8th month 17th 1882
  • Elizabeth, Wife of Frederick Bellaire, Born Feb 25 1830, Died Oct 06 1878.
    "Gone but not forgotten."
  • Margaret, Widow of Alburtus King, Died Nov 26 1853 (?) In the 75 year of her age
  • Alburtus King
  • A. G. Lundy
  • Abigail Lundy
  • Jeremiah King, Died May 30th 1863, Aged 49 years 4 mo & 2 days
  • Ann King
  • John A. King
  • Frances White, Wife of John W. Scott, Born Jan 11 1808, Died Jul 15 1894
  • John W. Scott, Died May 23rd 1858, Aged 75 years 8 mo & 15 days
  • John Scott, Sergeant of Co. D. 30th Reg't NJ Vol.,
    Died at Washington D.C. Apr 19th 1862, Aged 22 years
  • S W
  • Infant Son of Samuel & Amanda Willson, Died 10 mo 4d 1854
  • John, Son of Samuel & Amanda Willson, Died 12 mo 12 d 1847, Aged 24 1 mo
  • Hannah Willson, Died 10th mo 20th 1865, Aged 82 years
  • Samuel Willson, Died 7th month 17th 1846 In the 64th year of his age
  • Samuel Willson 5th mo 26. 1816 - 8th mo 8 1889
  • Amanda Swallow, Wife of Samuel Willson, 4th Mo 10 1818 - 6th Mo 7 1901
  • Mary E., Daughter of John & Amy Willson, Died 11th mo 19 1851, Aged 6 months and 5 days
  • John S., Son of John & Amy Willson, Died 8th mo 7 1854, Aged 4 months and 23 days
  • Willie S., Son of Josiah & Mary A. Willson, Died 3 mo 31st 1859, Aged 1 y & 1 mo
  • John Willson, Born 6th Mo 2 1814, Died 1st Mo 26 1893
  • Amy Bray, Wife of John Willson, Born Jul 10 1817, Died Mar 21 1900
  • John M, Son of Edward & Lucy C. Willson, Died Nov 20 1863, Aged 1 month & 9 days
  • My Father, Edward Willson, Born Apr 29 181(?), Died May 1 (?)
  • J F, 1797
  • Willymina, Daughter of Daniel & Ann Allen, Aged 6 months
  • William S. Allen, Died Feb 08 1843, Aged 14 years
  • Joseph A. Allen, Died Jan 24 1843, Aged 11 years
  • Christopher S. Allen, Died Jan 18 1843, Aged 5 years
  • Elizabeth Wilson, Died Mar 22 1842, Aged 21 years
  • Ruth Allen, Died Apr 23 1835, Aged 13 years
  • Mary C. Allen, Died Jan 20 1813, Aged 15 years
  • Daniel Allen, Died Aug 13 1858, Aged 40 years
  • John Allen, Died Aug 17 1858, Aged 66 years
  • Catharine, Wife of John Allen, Died Apr 25 1872, Aged 74 years
  • Annie E. Wolverton, 8 Mo 26 Day 1837, 4 Mo 7 Day 1916
  • William E. Wolverton, 7 Mo 29 Day 1875, 5 Mo 7 Day 1903
  • James Willson, Died 3rd mo 21 1884 In the 73rd year of his age
  • Mary A. Willson, Died 4th mo 14th 1870 In the 60th year of her age
  • Urah C. Rake - Edward M. Rake, Her Son, Co. B 6th Regt. NJ Vols.
    Died Apr 26 1905, Aged 66 years 5 mos & 3 days
  • Samuel T. Willson, 1840 - 1922
  • G. W. A. C. Lundy, Aged 78 years (Abt 1883 (?))
  • Sarah Ann, Wife of Geo. W. A. C. Lundy, Died Apr 29 1891, Aged 86 years
  • Anna Lundy, 1805 1887
  • In Memory of Edward, Son of William and Sarah Godley,
    who died Apr 3rd 1841, Aged 7 months and 8 days
  • In Memory of Sarah, Wife of William Godley,
    who departed this life Apr 24th 1847, Aged 27 years 7 months and 20 days
  • Joseph W., Son of William & Sarah J. Cliffton, Aged 1 year & 10 mos.
  • R. H. Vail, Died 1860, Aged 14 mos
  • Infant Son of Scott Allen
  • Lambert, Son of Lemuel & Catharine Myers, Aged 3 months
  • M S, 1852
  • George W. Post, Died Mar 25 1851, Aged 2 years
  • James W., Son of Richard & Miriam Brewer, Died Jun 15 1856
  • J. A. King
  • Hannah, Wife of Benjamin Hampton, Died 1 st mo 16th 1841, Aged 52 years 8 mo & 16 days
  • Benjimen Hampton, Died 10 mos 31 1869, Aged 79 years 1 mo & 11 days
  • Rebecca Harned, Aged 78 years 2 mo & 10 days
  • Rechel Vail, Died 1863, Aged 84 years
  • Sarah S. Williams, Aged 37 years 3 mos and 22 days
    "Why seek ye the living among the dead."
  • Elizabeth, Wife of Wm. L. King, departed this life Oct 02 1862, Aged 73 years 2 mo
    "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
  • William L. King, Departed this life May 13 1869, Aged 80 years 3 mo and 1 day
  • In Memory of Anne King who departed this life 7 mo 11 1884 In the 73 year of her age
  • Joseph King, Departed this life Oct 17th 1886. Aged 69 years 8 mo and 13 days
  • William Clifton, Died 9th month 22nd 1866, Aged 66 years
  • Sarah
  • Jacob Cliffton, Died 9th mo 1st 1879, Aged 76 years 3 mos & 11 days
  • George D. Leaver, Died 1st mo 14th 1897, Aged 70 years 9 mo & 16 days
  • Sarah Elizabeth, Wife of George D. Leaver, Died 3 mo. 22nd 1897, Aged 49 years 6 mo & 11 days
  • John T. Hampton, Died Jan 20 1898, Aged 74 years 9 mos 18 days
    "Soon again we hope to meet thee, When the day of life is fled."
  • John H. Vail, Born 12th MO 28 1844, Died 1st MO 4, 1921
  • Mary C. Willson, Wife of John H. Vail, Born 11th MO 20 1842, Died 8th MO 1 1900
  • E. P. Rockhill, Aged 54 years
  • E. A. Rockhill, Aged 16
  • Eliza H., Wife of Edwd A. Rockhill, Died Jun 16 1864, In the 63rd year of her age
  • Edwd A. Rockhill, Died Mar 08 1872, Aged 69 years
  • William P. Rockhill, Born Aug 31 1836, Died Sep 30 1882
  • Susan Reading, Wife of Robeson Rockhill, Esq., Died Sep 20 1853(?), Aged 48 years
  • Robeson Rockhill, Born Jul 16th 1794, Died Aug 13th 1867
  • Wm. P. Rockhill, Died Oct 1864, In the 59th year of his age
  • Anna, Daughter of Samuel B. & Mary Ann Mathes, Aged 15 years 8 mo & 21 days
  • Samuel B. Mathes, Died Sep 24 1870, Aged 53 years 2 mo & 22 days
  • Mary A. Mathes, Died Feb 18 1898, Aged 77 years 9 mo & 20 days
    "Gone but not forgotten."
  • Sallie J., Wife of J. W. Shepperd, Died Nov 29 1881, Aged 29 years & 3 months
    "Asleep in Jesus."
  • William H. Mathews, Born Aug 20 1857, Died Apr 01 1902
  • Infant Daughter of John D. & Laura D. Trout, Born 11th Mo 24 1892
  • Our Mother, Jane D. Vail, Born 8th Mo 5 1825, Died 3rd Mo 24 1906
    Aged 80 years 7 mo & 19 d's
  • Our Father, Abram R. Vail, Born 2nd Mo 16 1823, Died 11th Mo 15 1899,
    Aged 76 years 9 mo & 9 d's
  • Amy Edith (Leaver) Stout, 1892 - Mar 1st 1972, Wife of George W. Stout
  • Joseph Edward Stout, Born Feb 11 1923, Died Aug 05 2001

***** SOME ADDITIONS BY BEVERLY G. KIRBY-MCDONOUGH, NOVEMBER 13, 2004 *****"

  • Jean Reefer Barrett, 1912 - 1964
  • Isaac L. Batin, Jr., 1930 - 1974
  • Allien T. Cubberley, Wife of James L. Vail, b. Sep 14 1863, d. Jun 17 1947
  • George H. Engeman, 1929 - 1991, Among Friends
  • Rosalie Gerhauser Foreman, b. Apr 05 1933, d. May 18 1996
  • William E. Potts, d. Feb 26 1836
  • Sam Starr, 1922 - 1939, Beloved
  • Esther Borton Sanger, 1893 - 1974; Ernest Sanger, 1898 - 1998; Eunice P. Sanger, 1906 - 1987
  • Amy Leaver Stout, b. Jun 03 1886, d. Mar 01 1972
  • Cornelius Nelson Stover, M.D., b. Sep 14 1930, d. Feb 03 1999
  • Laura D. Trout, Daughter, b. Apr 07 1867, d. Feb 14 1966
  • Belle Gough Vail, Wife of Willis W. Vail, b. 2nd mo. 12 1866, d. 1st mo. 21 1959
  • Evangeline Vail, Wife of Burris Snyder, b. 6th mo. 5 1869, d. 9th mo. 29 1956
  • James L. Vail, b. Feb 03 1873, d. Mar 22 1948
  • Willis W. Vail, b. 2nd mo. 14 1868, d. 8th mo. 4 1951
  • Victoria L. Willson, 1847 - 1938
  • Florence N. Wolverton, b. Jan 09 1869, d. Sep 14 1955