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Kingwood Township
Address: 599 Oak Grove Road, Frenchtown NJ 08825
Phone: 908-996-4276  Fax: 908-996-7753

   
Kingwood Township History
Kingwood United Methodist Church - looking northwest accross the graveyard
Historical Marker for the Kingwood Methodist Episcopal Church - founded 1816
Kingwood United Methodist Church
formerly
Kingwood Methodist Episcopal Church

"Free Burial Ground"
First map of graveyard by Elmer Niece 1932

Earliest burial 1825 - Last burial 1904
Northeast corner of the Kingwood United Methodist Church - formerly the Kingwood Methodist Episcopal Church
Located on County Route 519 in Kingwood Township, New Jersey
The following information is based on the Elmer Niece 1932 map and site visits in 2007-2008.  This is a "work in progress" and any and all are encouraged to provide data, such as historical photographs, documents, personal recollections, or any other information that can be gleaned from the existing monuments. - RD
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Below is a listing of the grave markers by number and name.  To the right of the name is a link to a PDF document with a picture of the marker and additional information on the person and/or family.  It is recommended to view and
print the Map of Grave Site Markers below, to help you to orient the location of each grave.


First Row
(facing County Route 519)
Site Number
Name on Grave Marker
Documents
1)
Elizabeth Snyder
2)
Wm. Conner
3)
Anne Conner
4)
Jacob Fox
5)
Ruth Fox
Second Row
6)
Aaron Johnson
7)
Mary Shaw Johnson
8)
Cornelius H West -  Son of Joseph and Mary West  - died February 27, 1838  - Age 3
(Marker not found)
9)
Wilson Bray
10)
Mary West Bray
1/2)
Nancy Bray
Third Row
11)
Joseph West
12)
Thomas West
13)
Rachel West
14)
Wm. West
15)
Catherine Fisher West
16)
Elizabeth Johnson
17)
Hannah Kerr
18)
Mary A. Kerr
19)
Pamelia Search  (Permelia Search)
20)
Margaret Search
21)
Vestilla Search
1/2)
Infant son of Hugh & Selenda Kerr  
22)
Charles Search
23)
William Search
24)
Margaret P Search
25 ½)
Infant daughter of Hugh & Selenda Kerr
(Marker not found)
26 ½)
Infant daughter of John Van Horn
27)
Catherine Rummels  (Found Row 5)
29)
Charles H Britton   (Found Row 6)
30)
Thomas Britton   (Found Row 6)
Fourth Row
35)
Hugh McGee
Fifth Row
52)
Reverend Amos M. Merselles  
53)
Ann Elizabeth Merselles
54)
Bethene Coryell  
Sixth Row
31)
Elizabeth Reeve
32)
John Romaine  (Romaine and Wanamaker related)  Thomas C Wanamaker, son of Nicholas Wanamaker and Pamelia Carver, his wife, was born in 1824, 8 month, 11 day.  Married  Hannah Ann Romaine.  No children
(Marker not found)
33)
Susannah Wanamaker Niece
34)
Michael Niece
Child stone bearing inscription: Asa Niece
36)
George Nelson Wanamaker
37)
Mary Snyder
38)
Asa S. Snyder
39)
Ester Snyder
40)
Joseph Seargeant
41)
Jonathan Seargeant
Seventh Row
Howard Heath
(Marker not found)
George W. Van Horn  
(Marker not found)
John White  1904  Age 55  
(Marker not found)
Henry Wanamaker Niece
Danley Plot
Located at the west end of Kingwood Church Kitchen enclosed by wrought iron fence.
60)
Sarah Ellen Danley (infant)
61)
John Danley (infant)
62)
Elizabeth Danley
63)
John Danley
Charles C.
(broken marker -no name)
64)
Margaret Vanselous
Joie)
Our Son Joie
Additional information on the Danley Family
Charles Niece married Hannah C. Snyder
5th child was Sarah Ellen Niece – Born June 23, 1843
Sarah Ellen Niece married Hiram Danley – July 21, 1866
Preacher was Henry J Hayton
A child, Edward Danley, born.  Now deceased.
8th child was Emma Jane Niece
Born January 12, 1853
Married John Hans
Child: Cora


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