A HISTORY OF
St. Michael's Church
By Hamilton Schuyler
NAMES AND INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES AND TABLETS
IN ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCHYARD
IN recutting the inscriptions on the tombstones in 1924 errors in some instances have occurred owing doubtless to the difficulty at that time of deciphering the lettering. The list here published was copied from a manuscript made many years ago and deposited in the archives of the New Jersey Historical Society at Newark. Probably its superior accuracy may be depended upon in any instance where its readings differ from the inscriptions as they appear today. Moreover the list preserves many data which were not recut or which the ravages of time have wholly obliterated from the stones. The earliest tombstone in the graveyard of which the record remains bears the date 1763 and the latest 1893.
The arrangement of the names is in alphabetical order since this method was followed in the manuscript and it seemed best to adhere to it in the printed list which follows. To rewrite the list and attempt to indicate the locality of every grave would be confusing to seekers for data and consume too much space.
The names and inscriptions as given in the manuscript have been compared with those on the gravestones so far as the same could be deciphered. As the names follow in alphabetical order, they are not included in the General Index.
NAMES AND INSCRIPTIONS
Thomas / son of John and Hariet Anderson / Born /October 12, A.D. 1821 /died August 29th, 1832 / aged 7 years 10 months / and 11 days.
In / memory of / Isabella Armstrong / widow of / Michael Armstrong who departed this life / December 24th A.D. 1831 / aged 80 years.
In memory / of / Michael Armstrong / who departed / this life, the 16th of December 1806 / aged 46 years.
Being a good Christian
and charitable man,
Leaving a sorrowful
Wife, to deplore his loss.
In / memory of / Mr. William Bard / who departed this life / on the 30th of July, 1796 / aged 75 years. /
In memory of / Hannah Barnes / Daughter of Isaac & / Mary Barnes who departed this life / the 4th day of April / 1807 / aged 7 years, 1 month / and 24 days. /
In memory of / Mary, the wife of / Isaac Barnes, Sen. / who departed this life / the 18th day of July / in the year of our Lord. 1801 / aged 21 years / 3 months, and 1 day.
In / memory of / George H. Benjamin /who died / February 18th, 1819 / in the 18 th year / of his age /.
Sacred / to the memory of / Jacob Benjamin / who departed this / life September 4. / A.D. 1806 / Born October 29th, 1762 / aged 37 years, 10 mo. / & 25 days.
In / memory of / Mary /widow of /Jacob Benjamin / and daughter of / Charles Axford / who died October 15th, 1847. In the 78th year of / her age./
Margaretta E. /widow of /William A. Benjamin /died Nov. 19th, 1885 / in the 77th year of her age. /
William A. Benjamin / died / May 15th, 1875 / in the 71st year of / his age.
Sacred / to the memory of / the Honorable / *David Brearley / who died Aug. 16th, 1790 / in the 45th year of his age.
David Brearley / son of David & / Elizabeth Brearley / died at Blakely, Alabama / Nov. 8th, 1820 / aged 34 years.
Sacred / to the memory of / the Hon. David Brearley, / Lieutenant Colonel / in the / Army of the United States / a member of the state and federal conventions / nine years Chief-Justice of New Jersey. / As a soldier, he was cool, determined and brave; / as a judge, intelligent and upright; / as a citizen, an early, decided, and faithful patriot; /in private and social life, irreproachable. /He died, much regretted, / 16th of August, 1790, in the 45th year of his age.
(Copied from Hist. Coll. of NJ.)
For present inscription on Masonic Slab see Chapter XXXVIII
Elizabeth Brearley / relict of / the Honorable David Brearley / and daughter of / Joseph and Rachel Higbee / died Aug. 20th, 1832 / aged 81 years./ In / memory / of / Hetty Brearley daughter of the late / Honorable / David Brearley. / She departed life, February 1819 / aged 44 years.
Sacred / to the memory of / Joseph Higbee Brearley / son of David and / Elizabeth Brearley / who departed this life / the 2d of April, A.D., 1803 / Aged 20 years. /He died hoping in a joyful resurrecfion, through the/ merits of his Saviour. / Ah, only showed to shock our fond pursuits, / And / teach our humbled hopes that life is vain.
In / memory of / Mary Brown / widow of Peter Brown / who departed this life /February 15th, A.D., 1824 /aged 33 years.
Happy soul, thy days are ended -
All thy mourning days below -
Go, by angel guards attended,
To the side of Jesus go.
JANE / wife of Jonathan Bryant / departed this life / Nov. 7th A.D. 1828 / in the 73rd year / of her age. /
*Jonathan Bryant / departed this life / Sep. 20th. 1831 / in the 75th year / of his age. /
Sacred / to the memory of / Thomas Cain / who departed this life /March 18th A.D. 1843 / aged 67 years & 9 months.
Sacred / to the memory of / Charles Cain / who departed this life / Mar. 1842 / in the 63rd year / of his age. /
To the memory of / Elizabeth / wife of A. G. Claypoole. / D. March 27, 1794 / Ae 28 / Also / Sarah, their Daughter / D. August 13, 1793 / Ae. 18 months.
To the / memory of / Elizabeth Clunn. / who / departed this life / December 5th A.D. 1823 /aged 84 years. /
To the memory of / *JOHN CLUNN. Senr. / who departed this life / November 21 st, 1798. / Aged fifty . . . /
Sacred to / the memory of / Margaret / daughter of / John & Elizabeth Clunn / who departed this life / May 12, 1813. /
Sacred to the / memory of / Mary Cornell / widow of the late / John L. Cornell / Born Jan. 22, 1824. / Died April 1, 1887. / In the 63rd year of her/ age. /
There is Rest in Heaven
In memory of / John Dougherty / who departed this life / December 12th, 1795, / aged 31 years / 11 months & 28 days.
Ann Douglass / died Dec. 17th. 1893 / aged 89 years.
In / memory of / James Duglass; / who departed this life / March 30th, A.D. 1832 / aged 80 years / also‑
Mary Duglass / wife of Jas. Duglass / who departed this life / December 31st, A.D. 1835 / aged 66 years. /
Sarah perhaps "Pigeon" (much effaced) / Born October the 29th / 1740 / Died June the 14th / 1763. /
To the memory of / Mr. Paul Establier / who departed this life / the 11 th day of Feb'y. / A.D. 1785 / aged 30 years. /
In memory of / Margaret Fister / who departed this life / March 25th, 1794 / aged 21 years / 11 months. 14 days.
Here Lieth / the Body of Mary / wife of / Philip Fister / who departed this / Life. March 11 th 1794 / aged 46 years / and 3 months. /
In / memory of / Philip Fister / who departed this Life / October 1st. 1812 in the 71st year of his / age. /
In / memory of the / Rev. *William Frazer / of St. Michael's Church, Trenton. / and St. Andrews’ -Amwell / who departed this Life / the 6th day of July, 1795 / aged 52 years. / If gentle and inoffensive manners, / benevolence and meekness, can secure / the goodwill of man, as certainly as / sincere piety will recommend to the fa / vor of God, then has Frazer, joined the / inhabitants of heaven, and not left an / enemy on earth.
Copied from N.J. Hist. Coll.
(The Chancel was extended in 1871 covering the Frazer family graves. A stone inset in the exterior wall bears the following names: "In Memory of William Geary, M.D.; Mrs. Jane Geary; Rev. William Frazer; Mrs. Rebecca Frazer, Rebecca Bard Frazer, Mary Martha Frazer, Robert William Hay, Colin Frazer, Charles Campbell Frazer, Mary Jean Neal.")
Mary Furman / widow of / William Furman / Died Feb. 6th, 1877 / aged 75 years. /
Our Sister / Wilhelmina F. Geary / who died suddenly / Oct 26th, 1871 and Jane E. Geary / after a painful illness / July 23rd, 1872 / "We shall all meet again."
To / the memory of / Mrs. Martha A. Gillespy / Born at Hardingstone, North / amptonshire, England / Feb. 13, 1791 / "Blessed are the pure in heart, for / they shall see God." Died at Trenton / April 19, 1867 /
Sacred / to the memory of / *Thomas Gordon / Born. Sept. 23rd, A.D., 1778 / Died Sept. 25th, 1848. (In 1924 miscut in error "1818").
Descended from the Gordon family in P'd / locha, in Scotland, a Jerseyman by birth, / he filled the office of a Judge, of the Com / mon Pleas, for some years. was distinguis / hed as a Conveyancer, and the author / of the map of New Jersey; an accomp / lished gentleman, a faithful friend, a / useful citizen: those who knew him / best, most deeply mourn his loss. / His afflicted widow, rears this monument, to perpetuate his honored name / Green be the turf above thee, / Friend of my better days. /
(Monument West side)
In / memory of / Mrs. Rebekah Gordon / widow of / Thomas Gordon, Esq. / who departed this life / on 7th September. 1864 / in the 88th year of / her age. /
A sincere friend, a devoted wife, a fai/thful member of the Church, she was loved / in life, and mourned in death, by all who knew her.
In / memory of / Sarah Hall / who died / February 9th, 1821 / aged 81 years. /
Cornelia Halsey / Died May 20th, 1808. (On tablet with inscription to Hannah Muirheid)
In memory of / Cornelia Lawrence / Relict of J. Lamar Hay / and daughter of / Dr. William Geary / Born July 11 th, 1817 / Died July 4, 1882. / "When the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest."
Cornelia Halsey / Died 1808. / (on tablet on side of Church.)
In / memory of Mary Hankinson / who departed this life / April 1st, 1811 (or 1844) / aged 51 (or 31) years. (Much effaced).
In / memory of / George Henry / who departed this life /Oct. 23rd. A.D., 1846 / in the 76th year of / his age. / "Blessed are the dead who / die in the Lord."
Sacred / to the memory of / Mrs. Mary Henry / who departed this life / the 25th January. 1804 / aged 29 years. /
O may I shine before thy throne,
In all thy beauty Lord,
And the poor service I have done,
Meet a divine reward. /
In / memory of / M. *Samuel Henry / who departed this life May / the 10th, 1784, aged 67 / years.
To the memory of / Samuel Henry / who departed this life / 9th of January, 1795 / aged 24 years, six months.
In memory of / Jacob J. / son of Jacob A. & / Hannah Hester / who departed this life / April 9th, 1836 / aged 6 months / & 9 days.
In / memory of / Ann Higbee / who died / November 12th, A.D., 1834 / aged 65 years. / Also /
Catharine Higbee / who died / June 17th, A.D., 1827 / aged 70 years.
Sacred to the memory of / Caroline Higbee / who died July 28th, 1893 /
Also of Louisa Higbee / who died July 1st, 1808. / Daughters of / Joseph & Elizabeth Higbee.
Sacred / to the memory of / *Joseph Higbee / who departed this life / June 10th, A.D., 1796 / in the 76th year of his age.
And of / Rachel, his wife / who departed this life / Feb'y 20th, A.D. 1777 / in the 50th year of her age.
And of / Samuel the first. Samuel the second / George and John / their sons / who died, each under the age of two years.
Sacred / to the / memory of / Joseph Mi1nor / eldest son of Charles & / Charlotte Higbee / who was born / May 20th, A.D., 1807 / and died / April 16th, 1842./
Sacred / to the memory of / Sarah M. Higbee / Daughter of / Joseph & Elizabeth L. Higbee / Born July 12th, 1801 / Died October 1857. /
This monument / is erected in memory of / Virginia Higbee / Born March 17th, 1791 /Died March 31st, 1834. (Epitaph illegible)
(Monument west side)
Virginia / eldest daughter of / Joseph & / Elizabeth L. Higbee. (East side)
Lucy Ann / second daughter of / Joseph & Elizabeth Higbee / Born April 3oth, 1798 / Died April 29th, 1853. (South side)
In / memory of / Lucy Ann Higbee / A disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ / who in her life lived his example / and put her trust in / his mercy. / She died in faith / Blessed are the dead, who die / in the Lord / Even so, saith the Saviour / For they rest from their labours. Rev. 14. 13.
Beneath this Tablet / repose the Remains of / *Joseph Higbee / Son of / Joseph and Rachel Higbee / born December 20th, 1761, / died December 12th, 1829. /
Few are the days, and full of woe,
O man, of woman born.
Thy doom is written. Dust thou art,
To dust thou shalt return.
Also of / Elizabeth Lawrence / his wife / daughter of Nathaniel and / Lucy Lewis / who departed this life / November 1st, A.D. 1838 / aged 65 years. Blessed are the dead which die in the / Lord, from henceforth, yea saith the / Spirit, that they may rest from their / labours, and their works do follow them. / Rev. XIV. verse XIII.
In /memory of / Rebecca Browning / daughter of Joshua and / Abigail Hollingshead / who died / June 29th, A.D., 1841 / aged 3 years. 10 months and 6 days. /
In /memory of Sarah Browning / daughter of Joshua and / Abigail Hollingshead / who died / August 7th, A.D. 1836 / aged 1 year 8 months and 21 days./
Erected / By a Bereft Mother / to the memory / of a beloved Child / Pauline Joseph Ann Holton / who departed this life / Dec. 6. 1823 / aged 4 years. / (See for verses and remarks Appendix M.) (Monument to a child of Joseph Bonaparte.)
In / memory of / Eve Howell / wife of / William C. Howell / who departed this life / December 10th., A.D., 1838. / aged 31 years. 1 month / and 24 days. / "Blessed are the dead / which die in the Lord." /
Edward / son of / William C. and E. Howell / who died August 13th, 1839 / aged 8 months, and 21 days. /
Sacred / to the memory of / Mary / wife of / Jacob C. Howell, / who departed this life / December 1st, A.D., 1836 / in the 27th year / of her age.
Blest, and mourned, admired and loved through life.
Thou blest of women, and thou faithful wife,
Farewell! 'tis mine thy virtues to deplore,
To linger here, and feel thy aid no more.
Tis mine to wait, till my remains are laid
In this blest shade, where rests thy languid head.
Then shall thy husband, from this anguish free
Thy death hath left him rest, in peace with thee.
In / memory of / William Lawrence / Son of Wm. C. & E. Howell who died November 30th, A.D., 1835, aged 13 days./
Farewell, my earthly parents dear.
On earth I suffered pain severe.
But now I'm with the Saviour blest.
And in his heavenly bosom rest.
In / memory of / Samuel Lawrence / son of Wm. C. & E. Howell / who died February 26th A.D., 1834 / aged 6 weeks / and 4 days.
How soon the opening bud,
Is culled and gathered home,
Where it shall bloom in richer soil,
And sorrows never come./
In / memory of / William Humphreys / who departed this life / November 28th, A.D., 1825 / aged 45 Years. /
Sacred / to the memory of / *Pearson Hunt, Esq. / who departed this life / November 4th, A.D., 1828 /in the 63rd year/ of his age. /To the most affectionate of Husbands / the kindest Father / the best of Friends / this stone is erected by his sorrowing family.
Also / Rachel Hunt / was born / May 26th, A.D., 1765 / and died April 7th, A.D., 1831. /
Sacred / to the memory of / Sally Milnor Hunt / daughter of / Pearson & Rachel Hunt / who departed this life / Sept. 15th, A.D., 1818 / in the 17th year of her age.
Sacred / to / the memory of / Theodosia Hunt / who was born / March 25, A.D., 1800 / and died / January 12th, A.D., 1844.
In memory of / Mary / wife of / Isaac Barnes Hunt / who departed this life / the 18th day of July / in the year of our Lord 1801 / aged 21 years, 3 months / and four days./
In / memory of / Wilson Hunt / son of W. P. & Elizabeth Hunt / who died / January 2nd, 1856 / in the 31st year of his age. / "We shall go to him / he shall not return to us."
Sacred / to the memory of / Thomas Craskell Husband / of Jamaica / who departed this life / the 22nd day of August 1837 / aged 50 years. 4 months / and 20 days. / "As in Adam, all die, so in Christ shall / all be made alive."
In / memory of / Thomas Ingleton / who departed this life / January 25th, 1817 / in the 56th year / of his age.
In / memory / of / Lucy / Relict of / the / Right / Rev. / Abraham Jarvis / of Connecticut / who gently breathed out her soul / and passed from this life to a better. / May 5th, 1829. / in the 80th year of her age.
What though affliction here would heave a sigh.
That one so loved, and so revered should die.
Calm Resignation, clasps a Saviour's Cross
And mourns, but does not murmur at the loss.
"Twas there her meek and lowly soul was taught
To seek the heavenly crown his blood had bought
Twas there in mercy beamed the welcome ray
Which cheered with hope the aged pilgrim's way
This mouldering dust shall here repose in peace
Till that great day, when time itself shall cease.
Her spirit is with God, and this her plea,
My Saviour lived! my Saviour died for me.
Her children / consecrate this memoriam as a tribute of their duty and affection.
In memory of / George Johnson / who died / April 15th 1800. / aged 53 years. /
In / memory of / an infant daughter / of John and / Elizabeth Johnson / Citizens of Philadelphia / who died October 4th / 1814.
Catherine Johnston / Died / February 7, 1894.
Eliza Johnston / Died / May 9, 1885.
Jane M. Johnston / Died / March 20, 1890.
Mary Johnston / Died / March 28, 1860. /Hannah H. Johnston / Died March 10, 1881.
Sacred / to the / memory of / James Johnston / who departed this life / September 21st, A.D., 1834 / aged 61 years 8 months. / and 27 days. / Also - Sarah / widow of / James Johnston / Died / March 10th, 1875 / In her 90th year.
Margaret / infant daughter / of / Henry John & / Isabella Kemble / Born 20th March / 1853 / Died / 18th August / 1853.
William Kerwood / Died / January 22nd, 1867 / Aged 88 years / Erected by Trenton Lodge No. 5 / of which he was for 56 years / an honored member.
Sacred / to the memory of / Caroline Law /who died / Dec. 27th. 1871. /
"The Just shall live by faith."
In / memory of / Samuel Lawrence, / son of Samuel and Catharine Lawrence / who departed this life / January 13th, A.D., 1839 / aged 24 years.
Why mourn, the throbbing heart's at rest.
How still it lies within the breast.
Why mourn, since death presents us peace
And in thy grave our sorrows cease.
In memory of/ JACOB . . . / who departed this life / September the 20th, 1771.
In memory of / Jacob L . . . . who / died July 27th, 1764 / aged 3 years & 11 months.
In / memory of / Samuel . . . who/ died 10 j /aged 9 years & --- months. /
In / memory of / Mary / Daughter of David and / Sarah Maggoun / who departed this life / September 4th A.D., 1819.
In / memory of / Sarah Maggoun widow of the late / David Maggoun / of the City of Philadelphia / who departed this life / on the 13th of September / in the year of our Lord. 1816. / aged 60 years. /
Sacred / to the memory of / John March / who was born / on the Island of Jamaica / May 19th, 1774. (Altar Tomb).
where as a lawyer, he was distinguished by a / long and laborious devotion to his professional / duties; as a Gentleman by the uniform courtesy / of his manners; and as a Friend by the sincere / kind and generous sympathy of his heart. / He died in the City of Trenton / whither he had retired from / the labours of public life / May 5th, 1837. / Patient: cheerful: victorious; / through the faith of the / Lord Jesus Christ. /
This tablet is erected as an humble / tribute of that regard / by his affectionate son / Thomas Edward March. /
In / memory of / Sarah / widow of Joseph McCally / formerly of this City who departed this life / May 10th, A.D. 1831 / in the 81st year / of her age./
In / memory of / James Mennis / who was born / May 8th. A.D., 1824 / and died / February 29th, A.D., 1836 / aged 11 years. 9 months / and 21 days.
F. M. M'D.
In memory of / Henry McNally / born in Templemoyle / County Derry, Ireland / who departed this life / December 23rd, 1804 / in the 21st year of his age. / This memorial was erected by / Thomas, his brother. / "May he rest in peace, Amen."
Sacred / to the memory of / Mary Moon / widow of / Joseph Moon. / who departed this life / September 3rd. A.D. 1855 / in the 64th year of her age. / In her tongue was the law of kindness, / "She looked well to the ways of her household / and ate not the bread of idleness," / "Let her own works praise her at the gates."
Sacred / to the memory of / Martin Moon / who departed this Life / December 8th, A.D., 1856 / in the 28th year of his age. /
There is a safe and downy bed,
A . . . for erring mortals spread.
Where they may rest the aching head.
And find repose in heaven./
Sacred / to the memory of / William Moon / who departed this life / April 17th, A.D., 1855 / in the 29th year of his / age. / There is an hour of peaceful rest / To mourning sinners given / A . . . breast / T'is found . . . in heaven.‑
In memory of / Mary, Daughter of / Job & Deborah Moore / who departed this life / April 19th A.D., 1798 / aged 3 years.
Deborah Moore / wife of / John Moore / died Oct. 12, 1829 / in the 80th year / of her age. /
In memoriam / Ann Murphy / Died / Sept. 21st, 1875 / aged 78.
In / memory of / Margaret / Daughter of / James and / Ann Murphy / who departed this life / July 14th, A.D., 1837 / aged 20 years.
John R. D. / son of / James and Emily Murphy / Aged 8 months.
In memory of / Hannah Muirhead died March 7th, 1850. (On outer wall of church.)
In / memory of / Hester Inglehart wife of / William Musgrove / who departed this life Feb. 20th, A.D., 1837 / aged 68 years. /
Also / Mary / wife of / Thomas Oliver / Born, 1796 / Died 1856 / in the 67th year of her age.
In / memory of / Catharine / wife of / Henry O’Hara / who departed this life / Jan. 26th, 1860 / in the 82nd year of her age.
My flesh shall slumber in the ground.
Till the last ... /
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise
And in my Saviour's image rise.
In / memory of Charles O’Hara / who departed this life / Aug. 16. 1849 / aged 27 years./
Death suddenly called him . . .
In / memory of Henry O’Hara / who departed this life / July 27th, 1856 / aged 92 years.
Sleep father dear, and take your rest.
God called you home, he thought it best.
T'was hard indeed to part with thee,
But Christ's strong arm supported me.
In memory of / Simeon Henry / son of / Michael and / Susanah O’Hara who died / July 12, 1838 / aged 7 years / and 9 days.
In memory of / James Pettit / who died / Dec. 18th, 1869 / aged 44 years.
Farewell, dear wife, and mother dear,
Dry up your tears of grief.
Though we may meet no more on earth.
We will meet in Heaven above.
In memory of / Mary / wife of / James Pettit / who departed this life / May 4th, A.D., 1843 / in the 33rd year of / her age. / Also John William / son of / J. . . . Pettit / died June 16th, 1842 / aged 4 mo’s.
Sacred / to the memory of / Mary Phillips / wife of / Aaron Phillips / who departed this life / March 4th, A.D., 1833 / in the 18th year of her / age. /
Sacred / to the memory of / Gen. Z. M. Pike / of the U.S. Army / who fell in the defence / of his country / on the 27th of April / A.D., 1813 / at York / Upper Canada. / This small tribute / of respect is erected / by his friend. Z. R.
(General Zebulon M. Pike was the discoverer of Pike's Peak in 1806. His body does not lie in the graveyard. The tablet merely represents a tribute to his memory erected by his friend and associate, General Zachariah Rossell.)
Sacred / to / the memory of / Mrs. Fannie Reeder / who departed this life July 27th, A.D., 1843 / aged 73 years.
Sacred / to the memory / of Anna / Daughter of / Robert and Maria Rhea / and relict of Benjamin Ledgard, Esq. / who died / March the 27th, 1817 / aged 63 years, 7 months / & 17 days.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
Sacred / to the memory of / Gen. Jonathan Rhea / who died Feb. 3d. 1815 aged 56 years. 10 mo. 22 days. /
Early distinguished as a firm defender of his country / in our former eventful contest with Great Britain / Gen. Rhea, at an early age embarked, in the military / service of the United States, and served with zeal and / fidelity, during the whole revolutionary war, as an officer in the New Jersey line of the Continental Army. /At the return of peace, he practised many years at the bar of this state, where his integrity and sound /judgment were highly esteemed and respected. /To those who had the happiness of being connected / with him, by the tender ties of domestic life, he was endeared by a most exemplary performance / in the interesting scenes, portrayed in the charac/ter of father, husband, master, and friend. / We have hope to believe that, from the toil some vicissitudes of this life he has winged his flight / to enjoy, in the mansions of eternal rest, the rewards / prepared for the righteous.
(Copied from Hist. Coll. of N.J.)
He loved his friends with such a warmth of heart
So dear of interest, so devoid of art,
Such generous freedom, such unshaken zeal,
No words can speak it, but our tongues can tell.
In / memory of / Elizabeth Robinson / who died / November 9th, A.D., 1832 / in the 54th year / of her age. /
In / memory of William Robinson / who died / August 23rd, A.D., 1840 / in the 61st year / of his age. /
Our Mother / Sarah Montgomery Rogers / who died / March 11 th, 1858. / in the 72d year of her age.
"For as in Adam all / die, even so in Christ / shall all
be made / alive."
In memory / of / Samuel Rutherford, Esq. / Late a Captain in his Majesty’s 15th Regmt. of Foot. / who departed this life / on the 20th Day of October / 1767 / in the 50th year / of his age.
Sacred to the memory of / Mrs. Mary Sayre / Relict of the / Rev. John Sayre / who / departed this life / 11th January, 1789 / in the 50th year of her age. (on outer wall of Church.)
Sacred / to the / memory of / Eliza Ann / daughter of / Philip and Elizabeth / Slack / who departed this life / April 30th, A.D., 1827. / aged 17 years / 9 months / and 12 days.
Sacred / to the memory of / Richard R. Slack / son of Philip & / Elizabeth Slack / who departed this life / December 30th, A.D., 1830 / at Pottsville / Pennsylvania / aged 19 years & 5 months.
Here lies / the body of / Alfred, son of / James Alexander and / Maria Stevens / who died / Oct. 25th, 1824 / aged 1 year. 5 mo. / & 4 days. /
Here lies / the bodies of / John and Amelia / children of James / Alexander and / Maria Stevens / John: who was born / May 13th, 1819. died / July 8th, aged 1 month and 26 days. /
Amelia, who was born January 16th, 1822 / died August 3rd / aged 6 months & 19 days. /
Sacred / to the memory of / Caroline Mary / infant daughter of / Peter & Sarah Stryker.
Crooke Stevenson / Died August 17th, 1820. (On tablet with inscription to Hannah Muirheid)
In Hope of Joyful / 1786 / Resurrection. / In memory of Mary / daughter of John F. and Elizabeth Throck/morton, who depar/ted this life, the 2d July / 1792. aged 6 weeks, / and one day.
Here / Intombed / lies the body of / Hon. (?) Moor / Son of / John and Sarah / Vandergrift / departed this life / Oct. 25th, 1803 / aged 11 months.
"Suffer little children / to come unto me."
Here / Intombed / lies the body of / Sarah Ann, daughter of / John and Sarah / Vandegrift / departed this life / Oct. 20th 1805 / aged 4 years / & 2 months. /
"Of such is the Kingdom / of Heaven."
Maria Adgate / Daughter of James and Ann H. Westcott / Born Nov. 1796 / Died Jan. 1816.
*Renssalaer Williams, Esq. / Died Dec. 1st, 1796, aged 64 years / also /
Catharine Williams / his wife who died / Dec. 29th, 1792, aged 50 years. (On stone leaning against Church.)
In memory of / *Henry Waddell, D.D. / Rector of St. Michael's Church / Trenton / who departed this life, January 20th, 1811 / in the 66th year of his age. / A faithful and affectionate Pastor. / A sincere and zealous Christian. / An amiable and honest Man. / His body is buried in peace, but his / Soul, shall live forever. / Also / In memory of / Lucia Waddell / whose mortal remains are deposited / beneath this stone, near those of their / late dear and revered Father, by their / two sorrowing and mourning children. /
She lived in an habitual preparation / for death; faithfully discharging all the relative duties of life, and gently fell / asleep in the Lord 11th day of / April, A.D. 1821 / aged 76 years, and 8 months. / The prayer of her nearest and dearest / connections, is, "May our . . . be like hers."
"Blessed are the dead, who die in the Lord."
Sacred / to the memory of / George Washington Waddell. / He died on the 19th day of / August, 1805 / in the 17th year of his age. / sincerely lamented by all / who knew him.
He was a Student of Nassau Hall. / and lived beloved by, and honored / with the peculiar esteem of the / Professors and Tutors of that / Institution. (Monument westside.)
Stop Reader, and reflect a moment, / on the shortness, and uncertainty of / your mortal existence. / "For what is your Life? It is even / a vapour that appeareth for a little / time, and then vanisheth away!" (South side.)
Sacred / to the memory of / Henry Lawrence Waddell / who depar/ted this life / on the 31st of March, 1833 / aged 51 years and 8 / months.
"Into thy hands, I commend my spirit, thou hast / redeemed me, O Lord God of truth." Psalms 34, v. 5. /
Also / to the memory of / Ann Waddell / his eldest daughter / who died on the 16th day of January, 1830 / aged 15 years and 8 days. /
Reader, let this marble teach thee, that alike in age and / in youth, death may overtake thee! / learn to be upon the watch!
In memory of / Lucia Sophia Waddell / who departed this life / October 1, 1811 / In the 27th year of her age. (Slab.)
Oh, whither fled! ye dear illusions, stay!
So pale and silent lies the lovely clay.
Fair was the blossom, soft the vernal sky,
Elate with hope, we deemed no tempest nigh,
When lo! a whirlwind, instantaneous gust,
Left all its beauties withering in the dust.
"If we believe that Jesus died and rose again
even so, them also which sleep in Jesus, will
GOD bring with him."
1 Thessalonians IV, 14.
Underneath / this stone / lies the mortal remains / of / Theodosia / Relict of Gen. John Wails of Pittsburgh, Pa. / Daughter of Joseph & Rachel Higbee / Born February 17th, 1771, / Died February 6th, 1833. /
In / memory of / Eldridge Wood / son of Henry and Hannah / Wood / who departed this life / October 1st A.D. 1814 / in the 11th year of his / age
In / Memory of/ *Joseph Wood / who died / in Trenton May 8th A.D. 1860 / In the 60th year of his age / Having done much for the improvement / and growth of this city, and being en‑ / dowed by his Creator with unusual / Executive and business talents, he was twice / elected Mayor of the City of Trenton / besides being honored with various other / offices of Trust and responsibility, the / duties of which he discharged with active / diligence and fidelity. / "For the grace of God that bringeth / salvation hath appeared to all men. / Teaching us that, denying ungodliness / and worldly lusts, we should live soberly / righteously, and godly, in this present / world; looking for that blessed hope / and the glorious appearing of the / Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ". / Titus 11. 11. 13.
Sacred / to the memory of / Josephine Louisa / only daughter of / Joseph and Permelia G. Wood / who was born March 1st A.D. 1825 / and departed this life/ Suddenly on Monday the 21st of November A.D. 1836 /at 11 o’clock in the morning / aged 11 years 8 months and 20 days / She was of an amiable / disposition, a kind and / Dutiful child, intelligent / And far in advance for one of her age / Her spirit has fled to receive / the Reward of the Righteous / in Heaven.
Sacred / To the memory of / Mrs. Pemelia G. Wood / wife of / Joseph Wood / and daughter of Charles and / Sarah Sergeant / who departed this life / on sabbath morning at 3 o'clock / April 28th A.D. 1839 / aged 38 years 10 months / and 20 days.
Sacred / to the memory of / *James D. Westcott, Esq. / Born in Bridgton / Cumberland County, New Jersey / January 25th, A.D. 1775. / A citizen who was honored with / many places of high public trust, / and in the last ten years of his / life, was the Secretary of his native / State. He discharged with / distinguished ability his duty to / his country; and honored by all; / beloved by those who knew him best; / he died universally lamented on the 2nd day of March, / A.D., 1841, at Trenton. / Also / Ann Hains Westcott / wife of / James D. Westcott, Esq. / Born at Cedarville, / Cumberland County, N.J. /October 27th, 1776 / Died at Trenton, N.J. /October, 19th, 1849. / "There is rest in Heaven." (Monument.)
Sacred / to / the memory of / Hannah Wood / widow of / Henry Wood who departed this life / in the hope of a blessed immortality / on the twenty-fourth day of / August A.D. 1850 / aged 87 years, 9 months and 27 days.
Sacred / to the memory of / Henry Wood / who departed this life / on the 18th day of June / A.D., 1844 / aged 56 years, 9 months and 7 days. /
In memory of / James Wood, Jun. / who Died May …, 1776 / aged 58 years. /
Sacred / to / the memory of / Zachariah Wood / who departed / this life May 3rd, A.D., 1847 / in the 54th year / of his age. /
In / memory of / William Wood / son of Henry & Hannah / Wood / who departed this life / 2nd day of November / 1817 / in the 21st year of his age. /
Sacred / to the memory of / *George Woodruff / who departed this life / on the 2nd of September A.D. 1846 / in the 82 year / of his age. Sacred / to the memory of / Jean Woodruff / Relict of George Woodruff / who departed this life / on the 24th of April A.D. 1848 in the 76 year / of her age.
In / Memory of / Joseph M. Yard / who departed this life / November 14th 1853 / Aged 63 years 6 months / and 8 days.
In / memory of / Mary / wife of Joseph M. Yard / who departed this life Feb. 5th, 1858 / aged 61 years, 6 months / and 24 days. /
THE COXE FAMILY
An old stone slab now emplaced in the exterior wall of the south tower bears the following inscription: “This slab formerly covered the vault of the Coxe Family over which the building was extended 1846-7.”
NAMES AND INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES OVER WHICH
THE PARISH HOUSE WAS ERECTED IN 1892
The figures in plan below show site of tombstones, while the inscriptions on these are to be found opposite the respective figures on the pages following:
GROUND PLAN OF PARISH HOUSE IN REAR OF CHURCH
No. 1 In memory of Elisha Gordon, who died on the 28th March, 1840 A.D. aged 8o years. By the conscientious discharge of the duties of his past state he prepared himself for those of the future.
No. 2 Elizabeth, wife of Elisha Gordon, born Nov. 20, 1786. Died July 26, 1876.
No. 3 In memory of Arthur Corry, who departed this life September the 26th, A.D. 1827, aged 61 years.
No. 4 In memory of Margaret Ann Corry, who departed this life October 7th, 1807, aged 8 months & 8 days.
No. 5 Sacred to the memory of Charles Ramsey, who died December 20h, 1851, aged 76 years. Also of Mary Ramsey, his wife, died September 27” 1831 aged 56 years.
No. 6 Sacred to the memory of Miss Jane S. Gibson, a native of Charleston, S.C., who departed this life April 11, 1841 A.D. in the joyous hope of a glorious immortality.
No. 7 In memory of Capt John Morrite, who departed this life August 12, 1812, aged 62 years and 2 months.
No. 8 In memory of William Cain, who departed this life December 24, 1781, in the 35th year of his age.
No. 9 Sacred to the memory of Maria Henderson who departed this life March 1st A.D. 1843 in the 71st year of her age.
No. 10 Sacred to the memory of Grace Smick, who departed this life March 23d 1810, aged 51 years 10 months and 15 days.
No. 11 Sacred to the memory of William Smick son of Peter and Grace Smick, who departed this life October 7, 1825, age 18 years, 9 months and 10 days.
No. 12 Sacred to the memory of Grace Smick, daughter of George L. & Elizabeth Phillips, who departed this life December 21st A.D. 1842 aged 10 years 3 months & 17 days.
No. 13 In memory of Daniel, son of George L. & Elizabeth Phillips, born October 17, 1834 died February 20, 1835, age 4 months & 3 days.
No. 14 In memory of George L. Phillips, who departed this life September 18 A.D. 1847 age 45 years, 5 months & 21 days.
Elizabeth, wife of George L. Phillips, born December 25th 1808, died Feby 17 1882.
No. 15 Sacred to the memory of Thomas Cain, who departed this life, March 18th A.D. 1843, aged 67 years 9 months.
No. 16 Jane, wife of Jonathan Bryant, departed this life November 7th A.D. 1828, in the 73d year of her age.
No. 17 In memory of John W. Primmer, died July 23d 1864, in the 54 year of his age, also Emily R. Primmer, died March, 24, 1864, in the 52d year of her age.
No. 18 Fanny McDermott, of County Armagh, Ireland, died Feby. 4th 1868.
No. 19 In memory of Jeremiah Buzhart, who died October 27,1805, age 50 years. And of Ann his wife, who died Dec. 18, 1819, Aged 70 years.
No. 20 In memory of Lydia, wife of Thomas Ashworth, a native of Manchester England. Born Nov‑ 30, 1800, Died August 17, 1860, aged 60 years.
No. 21 In memory of John Wood, son of Wesley P. and Elizabeth Hunt, who died September 10, 1826, aged 8 weeks.
No. 22 In memory of Mary Dagworthy (?) daughter of Wesley P. & Elizabeth Hunt, who died 22d August 1831, aged 19 months.
No. 23 In memory of (name obliterated) daughter of Wesley & Elizabeth Hunt, who died 14 September, 1837, aged 12 months.
No. 24 In memory of Jane C. Pearson, wife of William Pearson, who departed this life September 9th A.D. 1842, in the 29th year of her age. Also their daughter, Louisa Bedford, who departed this life July 9th 1838, aged 9 months & 5 days.
No. 25 William Snowden, died September 20, 1846, in the 51st year of his age.
No. 26 Maria, widow of William Snowden, died July 20, 1851, in the 49” year of her age.
No. 27 Catharine M. daughter of Joseph & Sarah Brittain, died November 24, 1871, aged 61 years 5 months & 14 days.
No. 28 Sallie, daughter of Joseph & Susan Brittain, died February 26th, 1864, aged 75 years 6 months.
No. 29 Susan, wife of Elias Hughes, and daughter of Joseph & Susan Brittain, died Nov. 24, 1861, age 75 years & 22 days.
No. 30 Emma.
No. 31 Sacred to the memory of Mary Forman, born May 18, 1803, died May 8, 1874.
No. 32 In memory of Susan Elizabeth Forman, who died August 26 A.D. 1826, aged 20 years.
No. 33 Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Mary Ann Allison, widow of the late Richard Allison who departed this mortal life August 8, 1829, aged 50 years.
No. 34 To the memory of *John Mershon, who was born Christmas Day, A.D. 1792, and died December 15th A.D. 1842. Patient, cheerful, victorious, through the faith of the Son, Jesus Christ. In grateful remembrance of his unwearied devotion to the interests of St. Michael's Church for more than 20 years, the Vestry erect this tribute to his memory.
No. 35 Eliza D. Mershon, widow of John Mershon, daughter of George & Ann Ryale, born February 3d 1792, died March 24” 1864.
No. 36 In memory of Thomas Green, son of John D. and Francis Green, who departed this life August 23, 1825, aged 11 weeks and one day.
In De Cou's History of St. Michael’s there is a list of names, pp. 111-21, which may profitably be consulted for locations. There is also given the names of certain persons whose remains have been removed and re‑interred in Riverview Cemetery:
Charlotte Virginia, youngest daughter of John H. and Mary R. McIntosh. Born August 11, 1844; died, June 1, 1859.
Elizabeth Lewis, wife of Albert B. Dod, daughter of John H. and Mary R. McIntosh. Born, January 7, 1837; died, August 29, 1860.
Also her infant son, Albert Baldwin Dod, born, June 13; died September 9, 1860. Also Elizabeth McIntosh Dod, died November 11, 1861, aged 2 years and 6 months.
Charlotte Neilson, Relict of the late John H. McIntosh. Born, June 17, 1801; died, June 18, 1887.
Lewis Pemberton Higbee. Born, November 27, 1809; died, January 17, A.D. 1859.
Mary Trent Rossell. Born December 3, 1815; died April 1, 1887.
*Major Zachariah Rossell. Born, November 14, 1788; died July 21, 1842.
Lydia Beakes, wife of Major Zachariah Rossell. Born, April 3,1791; died April 4, 1848.
Mrs. Mary Weeks. Died January 7, 1878, aged 87 years.
Weeks. Died August 11, 1857; aged 28 years.