The village of Chester was originally known as Black River. It is located in the north central part of Chester Township, which in 1799 was set off from Roxbury Township. The History of Morris County (1882), page 212, states that Chester was settled by Congregationalists from Southold and Presbyterians from Easthampton, Long Island. Both denominations erected churches. A Congregational Church was first erected in 1743, and rebuilt in 1803. The present building was erected in 1854. This organization has been called the oldest Congregational church west of the Hudson River. The Roxbury, or Black River, (now Chester) Presbyterian Church was originally located a mile north of the village, on grounds now occupied by Pleasant Hill Cemetery, and where many of the early members of that church are interred. The burying ground adjoining the Congregational Church, however, appears to have been used by both denominations. It is still in use.
These records are arranged where possible under the head of the family, as indicated by the inscriptions themselves. The asterisk (*) indicates that no stone was found for that individual, his name and relationship appearing without dates on the stone of a member of his family.
ABEL, Jacob N., b. 1849, d. 1919.
ABEL, Raymond, b. 1833, d. 1905. (Same plot as above).
ALLEN, Charles W., b. Dec. 15, 1848, d. March 17, 1872, aged 23.3.2.
ALPAUGH, Levi, b. 1838, d. 1914; wife Effie H., b. 1842, d. 1912.
ALPAUGH, Roscoe L., b. 1893, d. 1918.
AMMERMAN, Albert, d. March 18, 1855, aged 70.0.12;
AMERMAN, David, b. 1834, d. 1905;
AMERMAN, Henrietta G., b. 1848, d. 1920;
AMERMAN, Lewis*; wife Miriam, d. Jan. 3, 1863, aged 28.4.3.
AMERMAN, Simeon E., b. Feb. 19, 1836, d. July 7, 1895;
AMERMAN, William *; wife Sarah E. APGAR, b. 1860, d. 1926.
AMERMAN, William, b. 1822, d. 1884; wife Mary A., b. 1829, d. 1869.
ANTHONY, Joseph*; wife Susan*;
APGAR, Ann. (See William CREGAR).
APGAR, Sarah E. (See William AMERMAN).
B., E. (Field stone).
BACKER, Benjamin W., d. Nov. 26, 1854, aged 44.6.23;
BACKER, James M., b. 1813, d. 1890;
BAKER, Christopher, d. Aug. 15, 1801, in 59th year.
BALLANTINE, Theodore*; wife Beatrice*;
BARKER, Nora Jane. (No dates).
BARKER, Sadie V. (See Frank HAWKINS).
BARKER, William H., b. 1857, d. 1922.
BARNES, Hester M. (See Stephen H. WOODHULL).
BARNES, Sarah M., d. May 6, 1887, aged 93 years. "Mother."
BARRETT, Emmett, b. 1872, d. 1912;
BARRETT, William H., b. 1840, d. 1909;
BARTON, Nancy. (See Jacob T. BUSH).
BEAVERS, Henrietta. (See Charles H. CUMBACK).
BELL, Angeline G. (See David M. YOUNG).
BELL, John, son of Simeon D. and Elizabeth E., b. Dec. 20, 1824, d. May 20, 1855. (Simeon D. BELL monument gives date of death as 1854).
BELL, John*; wife Catharine, d. June 13, 1855, aged 71 years.
BELL, John, d. July 7, 1853, aged 65 years.
BELL, Levi, d. April 12, 1812 (age not given);
BELL, Simeon D., [son of Levi and Mary (TERRY) Bell], b. Aug. 15, 1801, d. Nov. 3, 1850;
BERRY, Asa S. b. 1846, d. 1920;
BIRD, David*; wife Martha HORTON, b. Dec. 3, 1789, d. April 1, 1872.
BIRD, Martha, b. June 6, 1827, d. June 3, 1874. (In David BIRD plot).
BIRD, Terry H.*; wife Mary L.*;
BIRD, Thomas, b. Oct. 3, 1815, d. April 26, 1891. (In David BIRD plot).
BLAINE, Sadie J. (See Phineas D. HORTON).
BLAINE, William, b. 1832. D. 1920. Co. C, 27 Reg. N. J. Vols.
BOWMAN, Cornelius, d. Oct. 17, 1836, aged 58.2.29;
BOWMAN, Hannah, b. Aug. 4, 1813, d. Feb. 18, 1890. (Next to Cornelius and Sarah BOWMAN).
BOWMAN, Margaret, d. Feb 26, 1855, aged 49.7.4.
BOWMAN, Michael, b. Dec. 31, 1800, d. Aug. 29, 1863;
BOWMAN, Nathan*; wife Mary, d. April 25, 1853, aged 59.6.19;
BOWMAN, Thomas, b. Feb. 3, 1803, d. May 21, 1886;
BRAGG, John, Co. F, 40th Reg. N. J. V., b. 1845, d. 1919;
BAISTED, John L., b. 1872, d. 1924;
BRIANT, Charles*; wife Elizabeth*;
BRIANT, Hannah. (See Jonah HORTON).
BROWN, Archibald*; wife Catharine, d. Feb 1, 1865, aged 50.3.25;
BROWN, Catharine A. K. (See Peter W. TIGER).
BROWN, David Hull, b. Oct. 25, 1790, d. June 9, 1829.
BROWN, Effey E. (See Henry Y. HALL).
BROWN, Elijah D., b. 1822, d. 1854;
BROWN, Elizabeth C. (See Stephen H. LEEK).
BROWN, George. (See Archibald BROWN).
BROWN, Harriet HOWELL. (See Theodore Perry SKELLENGER).
BROWN, Henry Halsey, d. April 11, 1841, aged 45.9.0.
BROWN, Pain, d. Dec. 1, 1812, in 70th year;
BROWN, Peter, d. May 26, 1797, aged 35 years.
BROWN, Peter W. (See Elijah D. BROWN).
BROWN, Robert M.*;
BUDD, Daniel, b. July 27, 1722, d. Dec. 24, 1806, aged 84 years;
BUDD, Daniel, Jr.*; wife Catharine B. CARLILE, d. Jan. 5, 1852, aged 21.5.22.
BUDD, Gilbert, b. May 6, 1798, d. Jan. 17, 1894.
BUDD, Gilbert*; wife Mary A., b. Feb. 22, 1801, d. Jan 2, 1847.
BUDD, Gilbert Jr.*; wife Lauretta, b. June 2, 1848, d. Oct. 22, 1885. (On Gilbert BUDD monument).
BUDD, Isaac. (See Joseph BUDD).
BUDD, John, d. Nov. 28, 1851, aged 27.0.20.
BUDD, Joseph, son of Daniel and Mary (PURDY) BUDD, b. July 15, 1774, d. June 18, 1827;
BUDD, Joseph, d. May 17, 1867, aged 44.8.4.
BUDD, Malinda A., b. Sept. 28, 1848, d. May 11, 1925. (On monument of Elias and Malinda HORTON).
BUDD, Mary Ann. (See Samuel C. LEEK).
BURNETT, John, d. March 5, 1849, aged 81.11.23;
BURNET, Lot H., b. Feb. 24, 1823, d. Jan. 7, 1892.
BURNETT, Silvenus. (See John BURNETT).
BURNETT, William H. (See John BURNETT).
BURR, Annie M. (See Charles DOLAND).
BURR, David A., Co. G, 33 Reg. N. J. Vols., Co. E, 27 Reg. N. J. Vols., d. Jan. 2, 1886, aged 63.2.13;
BURR, James A., Co. 1, 33 Reg. N. J. Vols., b. 1844, d. 1926;
BURR, Joseph E., Co. B, 37 N. J. Inf.
BURR, Willie W., d. Sept. 29, 1875, aged 8.9.22.
BUSH, Hiram*; wife Emma J.*;
BUSH, Jacob T., b. 1825, d. 1892;
BUSH, Lizzie. (See William F. NICHOLS).
C., C. (Field stone, next to J. C.).
C., E. / 1769.
C., E. A. / AD 1842. (Rough blue stone).
C., J. (Field stone, next to COLEMAN gravestones).
C., S. / 1771. (Field stone).
C., S. / 1773. (Field stone, probably a COLEMAN).
CARLILE, Catharine B. (See Daniel BUDD, Jr.).
CARLILE, Lydia E., b. Feb. 6, 1837, d. Feb. 20, 1885. (On William C. LEEK monument).
CARPENTER, Joanna Mabee. (See Caleb Tappen HOWELL).
CASE, Catharine. (See Abraham EMMONS).
CHAPMAN, John, b. 1829, d. 1920;
CHAPMAN, John, Jr., b. 1857, d. 1914;
CHAPMAN, Maggie C. (See Henry M. HOFFMAN).
COLE, C. M., Co. D, 48th N. Y. Inf.
COLE, Charles*; Anna B.*;
COLE, Henry*; wife Nancy E.*;
COLE, Samuel. (See Charles COLE).
COLEMAN, Eleanor. (See Stephen B. COLEMAN).
COLEMAN, Henry M.*;
COLEMAN, John, d. Aug. 11, 1825, in 72nd year.
COLEMAN, Joseph, d. March 31, 1842, aged 62.2.14;
COLEMAN, Ruth. (See Elijah HORTON, Jr.).
COLEMEN, Samuel, d. June 24, 1772, in 67th year;
COLEMAN, Stephen B., b. 1808, d. 1868;
COLEMAN, Theodore. (See Stephen B. COLEMAN).
COLLINS, John*; wife Nancy*;
COMBS, Julia. (See Jonah H. CUMBACK).
COMBS, Moses, N., d. April 12, 1834, in 81st year;
COMEBACK, Eliza R., d. Sept. 21, 1830, in 17th year. (Possibly daughter of Abraham CUMBACK).
COOK, Abraham, d. Aug. 11, 1801, in 42nd year.
COOK, F. P.*; wife Lydia E.*;
COOPER, Abraham (son of Nathan and Mehitabel), d. Sept. 18, 1818, in 56th year;
COOPER, Dency. (See Isaiah CUMBACK).
COOPER, Mary H. (See William EMMONS).
COOPER, Nathan, d. Dec. 30, 1797, aged 75.10.5;
COOPER, Nathan (son of Nathan and Mehitabel), b. March 11, 1751, d. April 25, 1834;
CORBITT, Mary. (See John DEE).
CORWIN, Benjamin, d. April 18, 1787, in 55th year, b. 1732.
CORWIN, Isaac, d. Nov. 1, 1830, in 72nd year;
CORWIN, Isaac H.*;
CORWIN, John, d. Dec. 2, 1859, in 75th year;
CORWIN, John Calvin*;
CORWIN, Sarah A. (See George H. GRAY).
CORWIN, Stephen Overton*;
CORWIN, Susanna. (See Silas HORTON).
CRAMER, Alfred, d. April 14, 1881, in 61st year;
CRAMER, Alfred, d. April 14, 1881, aged 61 years;
CRAMER, Alida S. (See Thomas W. REID).
CRAMER, George, b. 1772, d. 1823;
CRAMER, Jacob Harris, (son of George and Mary Ann), b. Oct. 26, 1808, d. June 24, 1901;
CRAMER, James M., d. April 2, 1878, aged 55 years;
CRAMER, John, b. 1841, d. 1913;
CRAMER, Maria G., b. March 27, 1811, d. Nov. 3, 1898.
CRAMMER, Isaac, d. Jan. 14, 1840, aged 62.6.0;
CRAMMER, William J., d. June 22, 1846, in 41st year.
CRATER, Jesse G.*; wife Jarusha S.*;
CRATER, John A., b. 1810, d. 1869;
CRATER, Mary Ann. (See John P. YAWGER).
CRATER, Samuel C., (son of John A. and Ruth), b. 1836, d. 1905;
CRATER, Sarah. (See William CREGAR).
CRATER, Searing P.*; wife Mary H.*;
CREGAR, William, b. Jan 9, 1832, d. March 1, 1904;
CRONE, Mary Ann B. (See Elisha B. HORTON).
CROTT, Ann. (See Philip R. STONE).
CROWELL, David E.*; wife Phebe A.*;
CUMBACK, Abraham, d. July 4, 1832, aged 43.2.0;
CUMBACK, Caroline. (See Mahlon B. MING).
CUMBACK, Charles H., b. 1840, d. 1886;
CUMBACK, Isaiah, b. 1816. D. 1904;
CUMBACK, Jonah H., b. 1811, d. 1893;
CUMBACK, Lydia A. (see Nathaniel C. HORTON).
CUMBACK, Mary A. (See William H. BARRETT).
DAVIS, John, b. May 4, 1810, d. June 1, 1889;
DAVIS, Mary, b. June 22, 1807, d. Feb. 14, 1890. (On John DAVIS monument; relationship not stated).
DEAN, Sarah Jones, b. 1844, d. 1916.
DE CAMP, Alfred E., b. 1843, d. 1898.
DE CAMP, Charles S., b. 1837, d. 1872;
DE CAMP, David S.*; wife Rebecca*;
DE CAMP, David S., b. 1867, d. 1901.
DE CAMP, Zachariah*; wife Elizabeth*;
DE CAMP, Zachariah, d. June 4, 1849, in 61st year;
DEE, John, Co. F, 15th Reg. N. J. State Vol., d. Dec. 23, 1885, aged 66 years;
DILDINE, Mary P. (See David L. HORTON).
DOBBINS, Lydia, b. June 9, 1811, d. Oct. 3, 1886.
DODGE, Frank W.*;
DONOVAN, James, b. 1864, d. 1918.
DORLAND, Henry, Sen., d. May 7, 1833, in 45th year.
DORLAND, Ichabod, b. 1792, d. 1862;
DORLAND, William, b. May 29, 1822, d. May 5, 1885;
DRAKE. Modern markers in one plot as follows: B. D.; D. L.; V. E. D.; J. J. D.
Transcribed by Catherine Smith DeMayo
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