Smith Family Cemetery
Somerset County, New Jersey
From the Somerset County Historical Quarterly, 1912, Volume One, page
Smith Burying-Ground Inscriptions
The farm on which was a small family burying-ground, once known as the
Peter Smith place, situated south of Finderne, and also south of the Raritan
river, was recently conveyed by Mr. John Groendyke, the owner, to the
Johns-Manville Company, who are erecting large asbestos works there. There
being no reservation of the burying-ground, Mr. Groendyke, at his own
expense, transferred the bodies and tombstones therein to the old First
Reformed Church lot, on the north side of the Raritan, whereon stood the
church that was burned in the Col. Simcoe raid of 1779, and where two or
three headstones still stand, one being the of Derick Van Veghten. The
following abstract of the transcriptions on the headstones so removed were
furnished by Mr. Groendyke:
Peter Smith, d. July 4, 1816, aged 75 yrs., 5 mos., 16 dys.
Sarah Smith, d. Feb. 22, 1813, aged 90 yrs., 11 mos., 27 dys.
Isaac P. Smith, d. Feb. 1, 1855, aged 74 yrs., 3 mos., 22 dys.
Ann, wife of Isaac P. Smith, d. Nov. 8, 1854, aged 69 yrs., 11 mos., 1 day.
Jonathan Smith, d. June 22, 1840, aged 63 yrs., 8 mos., 24 dys.
Nancy, wife of Jonathan Smith, d. Sept. 29, 1826, aged 47 yrs., 7 mos.,
Eliza Ann, dau. of Jonathan and Nancy Smith, d. Feb. 28, 1823, aged 1 yr.
Margaret Ann, dau. of Thomas D. and Sarah B. Smith, d. Oct. 1, 1810,
aged 5 yrs., 8 mos., 6 dys.
Son of Thomas D. Smith and Sarah B. Hartough, d. Sept. 26, 1840,
aged 2 yrs., 19 dys.
Jonathan Smith, son of James L. and Maria Voorhees, d. Aug. 1, 1834,
aged 2 yrs., 24 dys.