Dumont Cemetery        
Somerset County
Originally published in the Somerset County Historical Quarterly, Volume 3,
1914, pages 54-56.

The Dumont family burying-ground is located on the south side of the Raritan
river about one mile southwest of the village of Raratin.  Peter Baptist
Dumont received, by inheritance from his father, John Baptist Dumont (who
inherited it from his father, Peter), the land on which the burying-ground was
laid out.  Peter the first, who died in 1744, is the oldest interment there.  He
purchased, June 10, 1702, a large tract, containing 2,000 acres (see
Quarterly, Vol. I, pp. 110, 111).  As the Dumonts married into the Vroom,
Frelinghuysen and other families, the tombstones represent not only those of
the Dumonts, but also others of the Elmendorf, Frelinghuysen, Loomis, Van
Arsdale, Van Middlesworth, Vroom, Waterman, etc., families.  The grounds
are surrounded by a substantial brick wall, and is the best kept family
burying-ground in somerset County of which we have any knowledge.  The
wall was built by Peter B. Dumont in 1827, and in 1911 was repaired by the
Loomis family.  At the latter date, as an extra protection, the wall was
covered with plaster.  The date of the wall appears on the outside of the west
wall.

Cox, Magdalen Van Middlesworth (wife of Robert), d. June 4, 1826, in 32nd yr.
Cox, Sarah (dau. of Robert and Magdalen), d. Dec. 12, 1822, aged 1 yr.,
8 mos., 12 dys.

Dockerty, Mary, d. Sept. 10, 1834, aged 74 yrs.
Dockerty, Sarah, d. Feb. 13, 1814.
Dumont, Denise and Peter (heirs of John B.), d. Feb. 4, 1752, "the first 5 yrs.,
the other 3 mos. of age."
Dumont, Hannah (consort of Peter B.), d. Feb. 9, 1842, aged 79 yrs.
Dumont, John B., d. Dec. 18, 1776, aged 57 yrs.
Dumont, John Baptist (son of Peter B.), d. Nov. 11, 1792, aged 4 mos.,
11 dys.
Dumont, Maria Van Duyn (wife of John B.), d. Nov. 15, 1763, aged 39 yrs.
Dumont, Mary (dau. of Peter B.), d. Nov. 15, 1792, aged 10 yrs., 1 mo.,
11 dys.
Dumont, Peter B., d. May 10, 1846, aged 86 yrs., 6 mos., 25 dys.
Dumont, Peter, d. 17__. [full date undecipherable; small, very old].
Dumont, Susan Van Middlesworth (consort of Peter B.), d. Mar. 16, 1813,        
aged 51 yrs.
Dumont, Tunis (son of Peter B.), d. Nov. 15, 1792, aged 3 yrs., 18 dys.

Elmendorf, Anna V. (dau. of William C. and Maria D.) b. April 9, 1818;
d. Dec. 23, 1884.
Elmendorf, Charles Dudley (son of William and Maria), d. July, 1823,
aged 9 mos.
Elmendorf, Maria Dumont (wife of William C.), b. Jan. 1, 1794;
d. Sept. 22, 1861.
Elmendorf, Martina (dau. of William and Maria), d. Nov., 1824, aged 21 mos.
Elmendorf, Mary Dear (dau. of William and Maria D.), d. July 18, 1832,
aged 6 mos.
Elmendorf, Susan D. (dau. of William and Maria D.), d. Aug. 29, 1829,
aged 7 wks.
Elmendorf, William (son of William and Maria), d. Sept. 23, 1825, aged 3 mos.
Elmendorf, William C., b. Feb. 24, 1786; d. July 30, 1832.

Frelinghuysen, Jane Dumont (dau. of Peter B. and Susan Dumont; wid. of        
Frederick Frelinghuysen), b. Dec. 1, 1791; d. May 28, 1875.

Leigh, Terresa Van Middlesworth (wife of Wilson J.), d. July 7, 1859,
aged 24 yrs., 8 mos. 7 dys.
Loomis, Edward Elmendorf (son of Edward F. and Elizabeth R.),
d. March 3, 1865, aged 1 yr., 18 dys.
Loomis, Edward F., b. Oct. 13, 1820; d. Oct. 15, 1896.
Loomis, Elizabeth R. Elmendorf (wife of Edward F.), b. May 10, 1824;
d. Oct. 27, 1893.
Loomis, William Elmendorf (son of Edward F. and Elizabeth R.),
d. Aug. 28, 1849, aged 1 yr., 2 mos.

Van Arsdale, Nancy Oppie (wife of Peter G.), d. Jan. 6, 1875, in 82nd yr.
Van Arsdale, Peter G., b. Nov. 4, 1794; d. Oct. 20, 1886.
Van Arsdalen, Tunis, d. Sept. 11, 1810, aged 16 yrs., 2 mos., 11 dys.
Van Arsdalen, _____ Van Middlesworth (wife of Robert?), d. Nov. 1, 1827,       
aged 28 yrs., 10 mos., 27 dys.
Van Middleswarth, Magdalene Brokaw (wife of Tunis), d. July 4, 1793,
aged 28 yrs., 9 mos.
Van Middlesworth, Garret, d. Sept. 25, 1844, aged 47 yrs., 11 mos., 16 dys.
Van Middlesworth, Jane (dau. of Tunis and Rebeckah), d. Nov. 23, 1821,
aged 15 yrs., 11 dys.
Van Middlesworth, Rebecca Probasco (wife of Tunis), d. Feb. 18, 1845,
aged 74 yrs., 6 mos., 28 dys.
Van Middlesworth, Samuel I. (son of Tunis and Catherine), b. Sept. 22, 1823;  
d. Nov. 12, 1826.
Van Middlesworth, Tunis, d. Jan. 9, 1828, aged 69 yrs., 4 dys.
Vroom, Anna Dumont (wife of Peter D. Jr.),d. Sept. 1, 1829, aged 38 yrs.
Vroom, Elsie Bogart (dau. of Peter D. and Ann), d. Oct. 22, 1826, aged 3 yrs.,  
8 mos.
Vroom, Frederick (son of Peter D. and Ann), d. Aug. 8, 1824, aged 4 mos.,
10 dys.
Vroom, Guysbert Bogart (son of Peter D. Vroom and Ann Dumont),
d. Sept. 10, 1828, aged 8 mos., 26 dys.
Vroom, John P., d. May 27, 1865, aged 35 yrs., 11 mos., 16 dys.
Vroom, Maria Elmendorf (dau. of Peter D. and Anna D.), b. Aug. 27, 1825;
d. Aug. 13, 1904.
Vroom, Peter D., b. Dec. 12, 1791; d. Nov. 18, 1873.
Vroom, Peter Dumont (son of Peter D. and Ann), d. April 24, 1822,
aged 3 yrs., 6 dys.
Vroom, Susan Dumont (dau. of Peter D. and Ann), d. Nov. 6, 1826,
aged 5 yrs., 15 dys.

Waterman, Charlotte Bradley (wife of William), d. Jan. 12, 1863, aged 77 yrs.,
16 dys.
Waterman, Susan D. Frelinghuysen (wife of William Dwight Waterman),
d. Aug. 11, 1863, aged 70 yrs., 10 mos., 26 dys.
Waterman, William, d. June 10, 1861, aged 84 yrs.
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