Guide to Manuscript Group 1413, Miscellaneous Vital Records, ca. 18th – early 20th century


New Jersey Historic SocietyManuscript Group 1413

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Inventory organized by James Amemasor 

Scope and Content Notes:

This collection is made up of New Jersey miscellaneous vital records (spanning the period from mid-18th century through early the 20th century) organized by county. They include church related materials, baptismal records, birth notices compiled from church records, death notices compiled from newspapers, tombstone transcriptions, and marriage records from a variety of church documents.





1 1 ATLANTIC COUNTY BAPTISMS – Pleasant Mills Catholic Mission Baptism (ca. 1830s-1850s)


1 2 ATLANTIC COUNTY CEMETERIES – Absecon Methodist Burying Ground (1840s-1900s); Absecon Methodist House Cemetery (1850s-1900s); Absecon “Old Pitney Farm” (1840s-1890s); Bargaintown Methodist Episcopal Cemetery (ca. 1840s-1900s); Estellille Methodist Burying Ground (ca. 1800s); May’s Landing Catawba Churchyard (ca. 1820s-1840s); Absecon Presbyterian Cemetery; May’s Landing Presbyterian Cemetery; May’s landing – The Westcott Free Burying Ground; Pleasant Mills Methodist Burying Ground; Pleasantville and Somers Point Steelman Burying Ground; Port Republic Old Cemetery; Somers Point – Somer’s Family Burying Ground; Somers Point Small Burying Ground inside public school; Weymouth Burying Ground


1 3 BERGEN COUNTY CEMETERIES – Hackensack Tombstone Inscriptions; Lower Saddle River Van Buskirk Cemetery; Wyckoff Churchyard; Carlstadt Berry Lawn Cemetery; Riverdale Haring Farm Cemetery; New Bridge Lutheran Cemetery; Paramus Spring Valley Cemetery; Oaklands “the Ponds” Cemetery; Paramus Hopper Farm Cemetery; New Prospect Union Cemetery; Demarest Old Burying Ground; Upper Saddle River Little Zion Methodist Church Gravestone Inscriptions; unidentified cemetery


1 4 BERGEN COUNTY CEMETERIES – Dundee Lake Old Parish Ground Cemetery; Campgaw Station Sturr Farm Burying Ground; Arcola Garrison Burying Ground; Voorhis Burying Ground; Spring Valley Steenrape Ground Burying Ground; New Milford Old Graveyard; Upper Campgaw Burial Ground (with index); Harrington Park Old Burying Ground; Glen Rock Hopper Burial Ground; Ho-ho-kus Upper Campgaw Burial Ground; Waldwick Hopper Burial Ground; Wyckoff Cemetery; Fort Lee Burial Ground; Mahwah Bissell Farm Old Burying Ground; Closter Aureyansen Naugle Graveyard; Spring Valley (Zabriskie Ground); Paramus (Valleau Ground); Carlstadt (Berry Ground); Lodi; Saddle River Township; Blauvelt’s Mills Hopper Burial Ground; Old Tappan Eckerson Farm Burial Ground; Old Tappan Sauders Farm Burial Ground; Old Tappan Dewolf Farm Burying Ground


1 5 BURLINGTON COUNTY MARRIAGES – Burlington County Birth Register, 1770-1785 (see MG 178); Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting Marriages (1788-1827); Burlington County Marriages (Quaker), 1678-1750; Marriages by Hon. George Haywood Court of Common Pleas (1823-1848, indexed)


1 6 CAMDEN COUNTY CEMETERIES – Newton Friends Burials; Colestown St. Mary’s Churchyard


1 7 CAPE MAY COUNTY CEMETERIES – Ocean View Calvary Baptist Churchyard Cemetery


1 8 CUMBERLAND COUNTY CEMETERIES – Cumberland County Tombstone Inscriptions: Mill Hollow (near Salem) Taken from NJHS Archives; Fairton Old Cohansey Presbyterian and Methodist Episcopal Cemeteries (ca. 1750s-1850s); Roadstown Cohansey Baptist Church Burying Ground; Greenwich Old Presbyterian Burying Ground; Fairton Christ Church Cemetery; Deerfield Presbyterian Church; Fairfield Presbyterian Cemetery (1½ miles from Old Cohansey)


2 1 ESSEX COUNTY CEMETERIES & DEATHS – List of Deaths and Interments in Union, N.J. (1812-1855); Newark First Presbyterian Churchyard Revolutionary War Soldiers Burials; Coeyman Burying Ground in Verona Chemical Co.; Cedar Grove Canfield’s Burying Ground (“God’s Acre”)/ Cedar Grove Gravestone Inscriptions; Belleville Christ Church Cemetery; Essex County Old Burying Ground, Newark – “Tombstones that occupy the crypt under the monument in Fairmount Cemetery which was dedicated to the first settlers of 1666” (see N929.5 Es7n); Newark, Old Settlers Removal to Fairmount Cemetery, etc.; Inscriptions from M.E. Churchyard, Halsey St., Newark; List of Deaths in Newark (1811-1814)


2 2 ESSEX COUNTY CHURCH RECORDS – Livingston Baptist Church; Nutley Vincent(?) United Methodist Church Records


2 3 ESSEX COUNTY MARRIAGES – Newark First Known Census, 1826 (see MG 264); First Congregation Church of Newark (1850-1878) – Records of Birth, Baptism, Communion, and Marriages (see MG 880); Records pertain to Trinity (Episcopal) Church Cathedral of Newark, Christ Episcopal Church of Belleville (formerly Second River Episcopal of All Saints – see MG 882; Essex County Marriages Book B


2 4 GLOUCESTER COUNTY CEMETERIES – Berkeley St. Peter’s Church Burials from the Parish Register; “Index to Monumental Inscriptions and Burial Records of Gloucester County” compiled by Kenn Stryker-Rodda


2 5 HUNTERDON COUNTY CEMETERIES AND CHURCH RECORDS – Tombstone Inscriptions from Hunterdon County Cemeteries; Flemington Monuments; Hampton Musconetcong Valley Presbyterian Churchyard; Larison’s Corner Amwell United Presbyterian Churchyard; Sessional Records of the First Presbyterian Church of Stockton, N.J.; Oldwick Evangelical Church Records; Quakertown Cemetery; Sand Brook Old Cemetery (Various); Sandbrook Upper Dunkard Churchyard; Cemeteries (Whitehouse, Rockefeller, etc.); Friend’s Records Removal Certificates issued at Kingwood, N.J. (taken from the original book records in the safe in Plainfield Meeting House).


2 6 HUNTERDON COUNTY MARRIAGES – Hunterdon County Marriage Records (1788-1792) by Benjamin Smith, Justice of the Peace (see MG 254); Marriages by Elder Gabriel Conklin


2 7 HUDSON COUNTY CEMETERIES – Sanford Burying Ground (Kearny); Old Bergen Churchyard (Bergen); Old Burying Ground and Reformed Protestant Churchyard (Bergen); Secaucus Abel Smith Farm Ground; Bayonne Old Constable’s Hook


2 8 MERCER COUNTY CEMETERIES – Rosedale Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions; Penn’s Neck Methodist Churchyard; Trenton St. Michael’s Churchyard; Aaron D. Woodruff Tombstone; Newton-Bonnie Brook; Whitehorse Pearsonville Cemetery; Unidentified cemetery burials; BURLINGTON COUNTY CEMEYERIES (Com. Stewart Place; Crosswicks); Trenton First Presbyterian Churchyard


2 9 MERCER COUNTY CEMETERIES – Epitaphs from St. Michaels Churchyard; Lawrenceville; Ewing St. Michael’s Churchyard and others; Ewing Presbyterian Church; Old Quaker Burying Ground; Unidentified


2 10 MIDDLESEX COUNTY BIRTHS – Piscataway Births


3 1 MIDDLESEX COUNTY CEMETERIES – Old St. Peters’ Churchyard Revolutionary Soldier’s Monument; Early Cemeteries; Metuchen Inscriptions; Samptown Baptist Cemetery; Piscataway Cemeteries; Unidentified Cemeteries; Piscataway Cemetery Inscriptions; Cemeteries


3 2 Cranberry Inscriptions; Middlesex County Cemetery Inscriptions; Presbyterian Church Cemetery Records (1910-1913); Piscataway Old Part Burying Ground; Samptown Cemetery


3 3 MONMOUTH COUNTY MARRIAGES – Cheesequakes Marriages (1798-1835); Metuchen Marriages (1794-1857)


3 4 Records of Friends of Shrewsbury; Marriages (1794-1849) by Benjamin Lawrence; Marriages (1795-1817); Freehold Marriage Book A (1795-1807); Marriages and Marriage Certificates


3 5 MONMOUTH COUNTY CEMETERIES – Freneau, Trenton, Madison, Cheesequake, Chatham; Manasquan Burials; Manasquan and Spring Lake Inscriptions; Allentown Presbyterian Churchyard; Upper Freehold Baptist Burying Ground; Records of Friends of Shrewsbury (Birth and Death by families), 1700-1893; Records of Brewer Cemetery Farmingdale; Sea Girt Old Burying Ground; Marlboro Tapenemus Burying Ground (Stone of Thomas Warne); Monmouth Cemetery Guide by Edward J. Raser


3 6 MORRIS COUNTY CEMETERIES – Flanders Pleasant Hill Cemetery; Flanders Methodist Churchyard; Draketown Cemetery; Montville Seceder Cemetery; German Valley (now Long Valley) Cemetery Records; Green Pond Graveyard (1915); Holland Cemetery; Mendham Presbyterian Churchyard; Kinnelon Borough Cemetery; Morristown First Presbyterian (incomplete); Milton Cemetery; Milton, Jefferson Township Headley Cemetery; Millbrook Methodist Cemetery; Middle Valley Cemetery (Fox Hill Road); Mount Olive Baptist Cemetery; Mount Freedom Baptist Cemetery; Mount Freedom Presbyterian Church Cemetery; Mount Olive Union Cemetery; Succasunna Methodist Cemetery; Succasunna Graveyard; Russia Norman Cemetery; Rockaway Valley Cemetery; Randolp Friends Cemetery; Pleasant Grove Colvert Huff Farm Burials; New Vernon Cemetery; Mount Olive Presbyterian Cemetery; Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery; Cemetery and Burial Records of Pompton Plains and Vicinity


3 7 MORRIS COUNTY CHURCH RECORDS – Succasunna Church; Mount Olive Presbyterian Church Records; Mendham Methodist Episcopal Church Records (Baptism, 1862-1883; Marriages, 1861-1874); Randolph Township Mt. Freedom Baptist Church (1802-1919)


3 8 MORRIS COUNTY MARRIAGES – Marriages from Books A-E (1795-1870 – incomplete); Marriages by Moses Tuttle Hoff;


4 1 MORRIS COUNTY NEWSPAPER NOTICES – Transcripts of Death and Marriage Notices from Morristown Newspapers (1798-1811); Death Notices from Morristown Herald (1811-1817); Marriage Notices from Morristown Memorandum (Jan. 4, 1816- April 25, 1816); Marriage Notices from the Genius of Liberty (1798-1811)


4 2 OCEAN COUNTY TOMBSTONES – West Pleasant Point Tombstones in Methodist Episcopal Cemetery; Good Luck Universalist Churchyard


4 3 OCEAN COUNTY TOMBSTONES – Toms River Marriages


4 4 PASSAIC COUNTY CHURCH RECORDS – List of Members of the Echo Lake Baptist Church, West Milford Township


4 5 PASSAIC COUNTY TOMBSTONES – Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery (with Index)


4 6 PASSAIC COUNTY TOMBSTONES – Totowa Van Houten Burial Ground; Inscriptions in the Burial Ground of the Old Dutch Church of Totowa (located on Ryle Ave, Paterson); Colfax Burial Ground (Pompton); Cedar Lawn Cemetery; Interments, Degray Far Burial Ground, Hawthorne


4 7 SALEM COUNTY CEMETERIES – Pennsgrove Emanuel M. E. Church; Penn’s Neck Methodist; Perkintown Burying Ground Tombstone Inscriptions (1832-1899); Record of Old St. George’s in Penn’s Neck; Mill Hollow; Pilesgrove Old Methodist


4 8 SALEM COUNTY CEMETERIES – Pittsgrove Tombstone Inscriptions; Woodstown Friends’ (Pilesgrove Township); Pennsville (Old Quihawk) Presbyterian Church


4 9 SOMERSET COUNTY CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS – White House Station (Hunterdon County?); Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery Revolutionary Soldiers; Neshanic Station; Somerset County Inscriptions; Union Village Cemetery (Smalley Town); Mount Bethel Old Baptist Church (Vols 1-2); Pluckemin Lutheran Churchyard; Pluckemin Old Burying Ground; North Plainfield) Vermulle Family Burying Ground; Somerville Cemetery Records; Hillsborough Duke Farms Burying Ground; Kingston Inscriptions; Bedminster Cemetery Inscriptions; Bedminster Reformed Dutch Churchyard Inscriptions (1759-);


5 1 SUSSEX COUNTY CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS – Deaths from Abner Toland Account Book; Andover Cemetery; Burial Records (1846-1894) by Rev. Stephen Case; Tombstone Inscriptions from the Canisteer Cemetery at Canisteer ; Hardyston Township Canistear Cemetery; Clove Cemetery; Tombstone Inscriptions from the Holland Cemetery; Lafayette Old Mackerley Cemetery; Milton Cemetery; Sandyston Township Shaytown Cemetery; Milton Headley Cemetery; Stanhope Netcong Union Cemetery; Old Stillwater Cemetery; Vernon Methodist Episcopal Cemetery; Wantage Township Mount Salem Baptist Cemetery; Waterloo Cemetery


5 2 SUSSEX COUNTY CHURCHES – Stockholm Methodist Church History; Church Book of the Lutheran Congregation in Greenwich (now part of Warren County); Hardwick Friend’s Records (Births Deaths, 1681-1861)


5 3 SUSSEX COUNTY MARRIAGES – Lafayette Baptist Church Marriages (1891-1895)/ Montana Baptist Church Marriages (Warren County); Sussex County Marriage Records, 1775-1825 (see MG 995); Sussex County Marriages elsewhere


5 4 UNION COUNTY CEMETERIES – Tombstone Inscriptions (“French -Richards”) Farm Cemetery on property now owned by McLeon Gerard, South East Corner of Springfield Township, Union County, N.J.; Friend’s Records of Plainfield and Rahway Marriages, 1713-1887); Friends Records – Record of Deaths in about Woodbridge (1705-1892); Friends Records, Plainfield, NJ; Removal Certificates of Friends Records of Rahway and Plainfield, 1770-1894; Plainfield Old Burial Grounds; Watchung (abandoned cemetery); Plainfield Evergreen Cemetery; List of War Veterans buried in cemeteries in Rahway (Revolutionary War; War of 1812; Civil War; Spanish America War; World War I); Rahway Cemetery Veterans of all Wars after the Revolutionary War; List of Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Rahway Cemetery; Richards-French (Private Cemetery on Farm of Mr. Girod) in Springfield Township; Westfield Presbyterian Churchyard (Mountain Ave); Plainfield Baptist Vital Records (from Stelle Fitz Randolph General Collection)


5 5 UNION COUNTY CHURCHES – Scotch Plains Baptist Church Members; Scotch Plains Baptist Cemetery


5 6 UNION COUNTY CHURCHES – Westfield Presbyterian Church Session Book #2 (1759-1802); Westfield Presbyterian Church Covenant Renewals (1759-1802); Westfield Presbyterian Church Marriages (1759-1803); Westfield Presbyterian Church Communion Records (1759-1803); Westfield Presbyterian Church Register of Funerals (1805-1882)


5 7 WARREN COUNTY CEMETERIES – Belviderc Cemetery; Greenwich Township St. James (Straw) Lutheran Cemetery (1771-1923); Hackettstown Presbyterian Cemetery; Hope Old Moravian Cemetery; Washington Mansfield Cemetery; Hackettstown Old Cemetery; Upper Harmony Presbyterian Cemetery; Old Oxford (Hazen) Cemetery; Stillwater Presbyterian Cemetery; Washington Cemetery;


5 8 WARREN COUNTY CHURCHES – Minutes of Mansfield Congregation Communion (1806-1810); Greenwich Baptism (1801-1824) & Marriages (1798-1824)



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