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Roseland Methodist Church Graveyard - Roseland, Essex County, NJ


The Roseland Methodist Church sits along Eagle Rock Ave near the center of town, not far from where the old Borough Hall is located. The graveyard is located in the rear of the church's property and contains about 100 markers. The yard is well maintained but the gravestones are in need of preservation efforts. Many of the monuments are not readable. In order to keep track of the photographs we have taken of the site, we present these stones in the order in which we encountered each, rather than listing alphabetically the names of persons for whom they were erected. If you recognize a marker for whom we have a photograph but no transcription, please e-mail us at taxpod@yahoo.com with any information you have regarding this person.

Deciphering the inscriptions on the stones was aided by the use of a handwritten listing of burials for Roseland First Methodist Protestant Church Cemetery dated 9/1/1941 and obtained at Rutgers Alexander Library. Names have been transcribed exactly as they appear on the handwritten list unless the stone contained a different spelling that was clearly discernible.

Photos were taken of all found stones. Additional inscriptions for which no stone was located have been transcribed from the 1941 list. By comparing the list to photos of the stones, it appears that names without dates on the list appear on the stones indicating a relationship (spouse or child). We have assumed that indented names are the children of the names above them.

As always, corrections to our work are encouraged

Transcription and Photographs

  • Peter Keeth ~ died Jan 20, 1853, aged 58 years, 8 months, 28 days   ~ Photo # 1

  • Rebecca M. Keeth (child of Adam and Rebecca Keeth) ~ died Jun 26, 1853, aged 2 months

  • Aaron Tompkins ~ died Jan 7, 1846, aged 79 years, 1 month, 4 days   ~ Photo # 2

  • Catherine Tomkins ~ died Aug 17, 1845, aged 75   ~ Photo # 3

  • Jemima D. Halstead ~ died Jul 18, 1879, aged 83 years   ~ Photo # 4

  • Mary Tompkins ~ died Feb 16, 1874, aged 85 years   ~ Photo # 5

  • Ezra Tompkins ~ Aug 5, 1792 - Oct 11, 1882

  • Catherine Garrison (wife of Ezra Tompkins) ~ Nov 6, 1788 - Apr 19, 1868   ~ Photo # 6

  • Richard W. Tomkins ~ died Nov 9, 1833, aged 32 years, 11 months, 28 days   ~ Photo # 7

  • Margaret Hulihan (wife of Moses Tompkins) ~ died Sep 27, 1897   ~ Photo # 8

  • Laura Williams (child of Abner and Eleanor Williams) ~ died Feb 28, 1865, aged 10 months, 24 days   ~ Photo # 10   ~ Photo # 9

  • Joseph A. Williams (child of Abner and Eleanor Williams) ~ died Dec 11, 1855, aged 1 year, 4 months, 13 days   ~ Photo # 11   ~ Photo # 9

  • Silvester Williams (child of Abner and Eleanor Williams) ~ died Aug 9, 1861, aged 2 years, 6 months, 25 days   ~ Photo # 12   ~ Photo # 9

  • Rebecca Ball "mother" (widow of Timothy Ball) ~ died Feb 7, 1856, in the 73rd year   ~ Photo # 13

  • Charles Henry Ball (son of John H. and Abbie C. Ball) ~ died Sep 20, 1855, aged 2 years, 3 months

  • Unknown ~ -   ~ Photo # 14

  • Archibald Parkhurst ~ Mar 5, 1835 - Mar 25, 1900   ~ Photo # 15

  • Sarah Emmeline Walker (wife of Archibald Parkhurst) ~ Jun 14, 1835 - Oct 20, 1916   ~ Photo # 15

  • John Halsey (son of Archibald and Emma Parkhurst) ~ died Dec 1, 1863, aged 5 years, 8 months   ~ Photo # 18

  • John H. Walker ~ died Jan 4, 1876, aged 65 years   ~ Photo # 19

  • Nancy M. (widow of John H. Walker) ~ died Jan 30, 1885, aged 72 years   ~ Photo # 20

  • Genevieve ~ -   ~ Photo # 21

  • Reuben W. Cobb (Co. D, 26 NY Inf. GAR)   ~ Photo # 22

  • Elias W. Cobb, jr. ~ Jun 18, 1832 - Dec 22, 1871   ~ Photo # 23

  • Elizabeth Conover (wife of Stephen B. Cobb) ~ died Jan 23, 1836, in her 23rd year   ~ Photo # 24

  • Lydia E. Cobb (daughter of Asa and Nancy Cobb) ~ died Oct 7, 1822, aged 15 years, 9 months   ~ Photo # 25

  • Asa Cobb ~ Feb 3, 1782 - Feb 2, 1859   ~ Photo # 26

  • Nancy (wife of Asa Cobb) ~ Jun 9, 1782 - Dec 3, 1864   ~ Photo # 27

  • Israel Nelson Cobb ~ Jun 4, 1826 - Mar 7, 1868   ~ Photo # 28

  • Phebe K. Cobb (wife of Ezra F, Condit) ~ died May 18, 1867, aged 52 years, 18 days   ~ Photo # 29

  • Diannah Jacobus (wife of Asa S. Cobb) ~ died Dec 6, 1879, aged 68 years   ~ Photo # 30

  • Asa S. Cobb ~ Mar 4, 1811 - Jun 11, 1885   ~ Photo # 31

  • Jacob White (Co. G, 13 NJ Inf GAR) ~   ~ Photo # 32

  • Francis Lorane (son of John C. or G. and Sarah C. Ward) ~ died Mar 17, 1850, aged 2 months, 22 days   ~ Photo # 33

  • Emma Urania (daughter of John C. or G. and Sarah C. Ward) ~ died Jan 17, 1849, aged 3 months, 28 days   ~ Photo # 33

  • Mary Elizabeth White (daughter of Sarah Jane and Jacob White) ~ died Jun 21, 1848, aged 3 years, 3 months, 15 days   ~ Photo # 34

  • Lavinia White (daughter of Sarah Jane and Jacob White) ~ died Sep 2, 1853, aged 4 years, 3 months, 23 days   ~ Photo # 35

  • Peter Bernard Deutsch Taney ~ Apr 28, 1855, in the 48th year   ~ Photo # 36

  • Betsey (formerly wife of Richard W. Tomkins / wife of Richard Vanderhoof) ~ died Sep 15, 1853, aged 50 years, 7 months, 14 days   ~ Photo # 37   ~ Photo # 38

  • Frederick S. Cobb ~ died Jul 23, 1859, aged 6 months   ~ Photo # 39

  • Abram S. Cobb ~ died Feb 27, 1861, aged 6 months   ~ Photo # 39

  • Julia Maria (wife of Abram S. Cobb) ~ died Aug 23, 1863, aged 37 years, 6 months, 20 days   ~ Photo # 40

  • Marian Lavenia (daughter of Abram S. and Julia M. Cobb) ~ died Sep 8, 1866, aged 11 years, 11 months, 2 days   ~ Photo # 41

  • Ellen M. (daughter of Abram S. and Julia Maria Cobb) ~ died Oct 19, 1846, aged 2 years, 11 months   ~ Photo # 42

  • George Wilson Cobb (son of Asa S. and Diannah Jacobus Cobb) ~ died Sep 16, 1855?, aged 8 years, ? months, 23 days   ~ Photo # 43

  • Thomas Warner ~ 1798 - 1891   ~ Photo # 44

  • Sarah Allwood (wife of Thomas Warner) ~ 1801 - 1879   ~ Photo # 44

  • Levi Warner ~ 1835 - 1840   ~ Photo # 44

  • Abby Jane (wife of Patrick Shields) ~ died ?, 1867   ~ Photo # 45

  • Jacob Edwards ~ died Oct 6, 1843, aged 79 years, 1 month, 16 days   ~ Photo # 46

  • Guion Alson Earle (son of Guion and Irene Earle) ~ Sep 22, 1897 - Oct 13, 1914   ~ Photo # 47

  • Wickliffe Daton Ball (son of Wickliffe and Mary Anne Ball) ~ died Jan 15, 1838, aged 2 years, 8 months, 17 days   ~ Photo # 48

  • Harry (child of Elias W., jr. and Martha Jane Cobb) ~ died Jul 24, 1865, aged 6 months, 24 days   ~ Photo # 49

  • Sarah Louisa (child of Elias W., jr. and Martha Jane Cobb) ~ died Dec 23, 1868, aged 3 years, 3 months, 3 days   ~ Photo # 49

  • Eddie (child of Elias W., jr. and Martha Jane Cobb) ~ died Jun 18, 1862, aged 1 month, 14 days   ~ Photo # 50

  • Frankie (child of Elias W., jr. and Martha Jane Cobb) ~ died Aug 13, 1863, aged 3 months, 13 days   ~ Photo # 50

  • Freddie (child of Elias W., jr. and Martha Jane Cobb) ~ died Sep 18, 1859, aged 1 month, aged 14 days

  • George W. (child of Elias W., jr. and Martha Jane Cobb) ~ died Jun 3, 1860, aged 3 years, 6 months

  • unknown ~ -   ~ Photo # 51

  • Sarah Anna (daughter of William and Mary A. Cobb Davenport) ~ died Jun 8, 1867, aged 6 years, 7 months, 16 days   ~ Photo # 52

  • Mary A. Cobb (wife of William Davenport) ~ Apr 19, 1840 - Jun 12, 1876   ~ Photo # 53

  • Hannah DeCamp (wife of John M. Bush) ~ died Nov 14, 1877, aged 69 years, 3 months, 11 days   ~ Photo # 54

  • George B. Shawger ~ died Jul 11, 1870, in the 73rd year of his age   ~ Photo # 55

  • Rev. William Cobb ~ Apr 8, 1799 - May 6, 1873   ~ Photo # 56

  • Benjamin B. Bunnell ~ died Jul 22, 1880, aged 77 years   ~ Photo # 57

  • Sarah Bunnel (wife of Benjamin B. Bunnell) ~ died Apr 27, 1878, in the 76th year

  • Benjamin William Bunnel ~ died Nov 1, 1852, aged 23 years, 2 months, 12 days

  • John M. Bush ~ Apr 13, 1806 - Oct 5, 1866   ~ Photo # 58

  • Jacob E. Kent ~ Mar 16, 1809 - Mar 29, 1888   ~ Photo # 59

  • Hannah M. Hyer ( wife of Jacob E. Kent) ~ Feb 5, 1820 - Nov 28, 1897   ~ Photo # 59

  • Mary L. ~ died Feb 16, 1868, in her 20th year   ~ Photo # 60

  • Morton S. (son of T. S. and M. L. Perry) ~ died Jul 16, 1868, aged 6 years, 5 months, 8 days   ~ Photo # 60

  • Joseph Kent ~ died Apr 20, 1883, in the 85 year of his age   ~ Photo # 61

  • Betsey (wife of Joseph Kent) ~ died Sep 14, 1891, in the 90th year of her age   ~ Photo # 62

  • Mary E. Kent (daughter of Joseph and Betsy Kent) ~ died Sep 7, 1889, in her 64th year

  • John (son of William and Catherine Mosher) ~ died Sep 29, 1846, aged 4 years, 6 months   ~ Photo # 63

  • Two unknown ~ -   ~ Photo # 64

  • John R. Kent ~ Apr 27, 1844 - Jan 11, 1908   ~ Photo # 65

  • Sarah E. Tuttle (wife of John R. Kent) ~ Feb 13, 1840 - Sep 23, 1913   ~ Photo # 65

  • William M. Kent ~ 1867 - 1891 ~ likely on back of stone for John R. and Sarah E.

  • Caleb T. Kent ~ 1868 - 1891 or 5 ~ likely on back of stone for John R. and Sarah E.

  • John R. Kent ~ 1885 - 1889 ~ likely on back of stone for John R. and Sarah E.

  • John M. Kent ~ died Feb 2, 1858, aged 34 years, 9 months   ~ Photo # 66

  • Elizabeth Hyer (wife of John M. Kent) ~ Feb 24, 1825 - Aug 26, 1899   ~ Photo # 67

  • Harry J. (son of W. A. and Grace E. Grant) ~ aged 8 years, 8 months   ~ Photo # 68

  • John F. (son of W. A. and Grace E. Grant) ~ aged 1 year, 8 months   ~ Photo # 69

  • Leroy A. Conklin (son of Vaughan and Lydia A. Conklin) ~ died Mar 8, 1886, aged 6 months   ~ Photo # 70

  • Ada Conklin (only daughter of Josiah and Eliza M. Conklin) ~ died Aug 8, 1856, aged 2 years, 2 months, 23 days   ~ Photo # 71

  • Abram Conklin (Co. D, 25th NJ Inf GAR) ~   ~ Photo # 72

  • John L. Conklin (Co. D, 26th NJ Inf) ~   ~ Photo # 73

  • Rachel A. Hyer (wife of John L. Conklin) ~ died Apr 2, 1899, aged 71 years, 6 months, 9 days   ~ Photo # 74

  • Susan M. (daughter of J. M. Conklin and wife of D. S. Conklin) ~ Aug 4, 1841 - Jun 28, 1872   ~ Photo # 75   ~ Photo # 77

  • Daniel S. Conklin ~ May 8, 1832 - Jan 5, 1879   ~ Photo # 78

  • Unknown ~ -   ~ Photo # 79

  • Selena D. Shave (wife of Wm. H. McCreery) ~ died Feb 16, 1881, aged 57 years   ~ Photo # 80

  • Esther (wife of Thomas Conklin) ~ died Jun 28, 1862, aged 57 years, 4 months, 25 days   ~ Photo # 81

  • Thomas Conklin ~ May 5, 1800 - Mar 3, 1877   ~ Photo # 82

  • Thomas Conklin (GAR) ~ died May 20, 1885, aged 53 years, 1 month, 13 days   ~ Photo # 83

  • Elliott Stodart (wife of Wesley B. Conklin) ~ died May 23, 1893, aged 23 years, 10 months   ~ Photo # 84

  • Cora Idell Williams (child of Jeptha and Elizabeth Decamp Williams) ~ Apr 1882 - Jan 1894   ~ Photo # 88

  • Clifford Williams (child of Jeptha and Elizabeth Decamp Williams) ~ Aug 1888 - Apr 1889   ~ Photo # 88

  • Jennie William (child of Jared V. and Laura J. Williams) ~ died Apr 30, 1878, aged 6 years, 7 months, 16 days   ~ Photo # 89

  • Jared Williams ~ died May 13, 1875, aged 33 years, 24 days   ~ Photo # 90

  • Clarence B. Davis ~ died Jul 30, 1875, aged 11 months, 19 days   ~ Photo # 91

  • Jessie E. Davis (daughter of James L. and Ida S. Davis) ~ -   ~ Photo # 92died Jul 23, 1878, aged 14 months, 15 days

  • Mary Louisa ~ died Jun 2, 1866, aged 4 months, 20 days   ~ Photo # 93

  • Mary A. Zindle (wife of George B. Shawger) ~ died Dec 7, 1885, in her 73rd year   ~ Photo # 94

  • William Kent ~ died Aug 4, 1896, aged 75 years   ~ Photo # 95

  • Jemima Zindle (wife of William Kent) ~ died Apr 10, 1871, aged 33 years   ~ Photo # 95

  • Abner W. Allen ~ died at Roseland, NJ Mar 13, 1889, in his 80th year   ~ Photo # 97

  • Anthony Jacobus (of Little Falls) ~ died Apr 16, 1862, aged 54 years

  • Lucy A. Van Winkle (wife of Anthony Jacobus) ~ May 15, 1814 - Jan 8, 1894   ~ Photo # 98

  • Timothy B. DeCamp ~ Jul 10, 1811 - Nov 12, 1889   ~ Photo # 99

  • Unknown possibly DeCamp ~ -   ~ Photo # 100

  • Mary DeCamp (wife of Cornelius Keny) ~ Apr 24, 1803 - Oct 31, 1886   ~ Photo # 101

  • Charles Swinnerton ~ -   ~ Photo # 102

  • James Swinnerton ~ -   ~ Photo # 102

  • Genevieve Bartlett (wife of Alson Herman Walker) ~ Mar 13, 1855 - Mar 27, 1946   ~ Photo # 103

  • Alson Herman Walker ~ Nov 4, 1851 - Mar 29, 1938   ~ Photo # 104

  • Wilbur W. DeCamp ~ Dec 1, 1840 - Oct 13, 1903   ~ Photo # 105

  • Justinah DeCamp (wife of Wilbur W. DeCamp) ~ Jan 23, 1846 - Oct 13, 1942   ~ Photo # 105

  • Zenas Harrison De Camp ~ Aug 8, 1823 - Apr 2, 1897   ~ Photo # 107

  • Electa C. Bond (wife of Zenas Harrison De Camp) ~ Mar 14, 1825 - Aug 9, 1908   ~ Photo # 107

  • Unknown ~ -   ~ Photo # 110

  • Elizabeth DeCamp (wife of William H. Halsey, MD) ~ Jun 28, 1850 - Aug 14, 1889   ~ Photo # 111

  • Mary F. Tomkins (wife of Aaron De Camp) ~ died Nov 10, 1884, in her 67th year   ~ Photo # 113

  • Aaron De Camp ~ died Jul 25, 1901, in his 88th year   ~ Photo # 114

  • Charlotte Condit (wife of Isaac Bond) ~ May 21, 1806 - May 16, 1877   ~ Photo # 115

  • Isaac Bond ~ Aug 17, 1804 - Oct 2, 1883   ~ Photo # 115

  • George Beam ~ died Apr 24, 1868, aged 24 years, 4 month   ~ Photo # 118

  • George R. Beam ~ May 14, 1868 - Jul 14, 1900   ~ Photo # 119

  • John Joseph Norwood (son of Charles and Elizabeth Norwood) ~ died Apr 11, 1852, aged 1 year, 10 months, 23 days   ~ Photo # 120

  • Laura Jan Norwood ~ May 4, 1842 - Jan 20, 1916   ~ Photo # 121

  • Charles H. Norwood (Co E 13th Regt NJ Vols) ~ Aug 10, 1824 - Dec 10, 1908   ~ Photo # 125

  • Elizabeth E. Conklin (wife of Charles H. Norwood) ~ Mar 13, 1826 - Oct 25, 1877   ~ Photo # 125

  • Walter H. Bishop (Co. D 26 NJ Vol) ~ died May 31, 1889, aged 71 years   ~ Photo # 127

  • Amanda Bishop (wife of Walter H. Bishop) ~ Dec 1, 1828 - Nov 8, 1900

  • Elizabeth A. (daughter of Josiah Steele and wife of D. S. Conklin) ~ died Dec 16, 1859, aged 30 years, 7 months, 21 days   ~ Photo # 128

  • Huldah C. (wife of John Vanderhoof) ~ died Nov 25, 1851, in the 35th year   ~ Photo # 129

  • George W. Vanderhoof ~ died Sep 1, 1847, in the 11th year   ~ Photo # 129

  • Thomas Layland ~ Jun 16, 1823 - Jan 28, 1891   ~ Photo # 131   ~ Photo # 87

  • Alice Watkins (wife of Thomas Layland) ~ Dec 6, 1820 - Aug 27, 1880   ~ Photo # 131   ~ Photo # 86

  • Thomas J. Layland ~ May 11, 1858 - Apr 22, 1937   ~ Photo # 131 ~ Photo # 85

  • Catherine Chardayoyne (wife of John R. Force) ~ Feb 2, 1821 - Apr 21, 1900   ~ Photo # 132

  • John R. Force (Co D 26th Regt NJ Vols GAR) ~ Oct 26, 1822 - May 21, 1901   ~ Photo # 133

  • Mary Emma Grant (wife of William R. Major) ~ Jan 21, 1857 - Dec 1, 1926   ~ Photo # 134

  • Unknown ~ -   ~ Photo # 135

  • Nathaniel Wade ~ died Jan 6, 1856, aged 80 years, 2 months, 12 days

  • Polly Wade ~ died Jun 30, 1860, aged 80 years, 5 months, 7 days

  • Charles H. McClennon (child of John and Matilda McClennon) ~ Jul 14, 1858 - Sep 20, 1858

  • John H. McClennon (child of John and Matilda McClennon) ~ May 7, 1856 - Aug 20, 1856

  • Ward Courter (Co. F 43 Ohio Infantry GAR)

  • Annie Marintha McClennon (daughter of John and Matilda McClennon) ~ Mar 7, 1845 - Nov 19, 1884

  • George Wakey McClennon (son of John and Matilda McClennon) ~ Apr 15, 1851 - Aug 22, 1881

  • Phebe Wade Williams (wife of Josiah Williams) ~ Jul 4, 1800 - Dec 17, 1854

  • Mary McDonald of St. Johns New Brunswick Canada ~ Mar 2, 1825 - Aug 4, 1910

  • Kle??, John S. ~ Jan 1, 1819 - Jan 22, 1890

  • Kle??, Elizabeth Braz? (wife of John S.) ~ Apr 13, 1824 - Mar 3, 1887

  • Schailenbauer?, J.

  • Schailenbauer?, Elizabeth Wildhagen? ~ Mar 2, 1858 - Oct 26, 1877

  • Cypher, Theo. (Co. C 1st NJ LA GAR)

  • Mosher, Joseph H. (son of Israel R. and Margaret Mosher) ~ died May 17, 1873, aged 2? years, 9 months, 17 days

  • Ball?, Martha? ~ 1878 - 1919

  • Condit, Wm. H. (Co. C 7 NJ Inf GAR)

  • Condit, Josiah S. or B. died Jan 30, 1901, aged 73 years, 9 days

  • Condit, Eliza M. (?wife of Josiah S. or B. Condit?) ~ died Jul or Feb 2, 1917

  • Emily Van Winkle of Rockaway Valley NJ ~ died Nov 23, 1859, in the 47th year

  • Joshua Bishop ~ died Jan 22, 1828, aged 34 years, 3 months, 16 days

  • Nellie Squier DeCamp (wife of Thomas J. DeCamp) ~ died Jun 13, 1884, aged 37

  • Albert J. Tompkins ~ died Sep 12, 1862, aged 37 years, 5 months, 3 days

  • Tompkins, Isaac ~ Aug 2, 1857, in the 67th year

  • Tompkins, Nancy Condit ~ died Apr 27, 1836, in her 33rd year

  • Tompkins, Hannah S. (child of Isaac and Nancy Condit Tompkins) ~ died Apr 6, 1846, in her 24th year

  • Tompkins, Charlotte (child of Isaac and Nancy Condit Tompkins) ~ died Jan 15, 1846, in her 20th year

  • Osborn, William D. ~ Jun 20, 1808 - Mar 17, 1881

  • Ulsenbeimer?, Gertrud ~ died Dec 1, 1863, aged 63

  • Habersang?, Henry (?child of Bernhard and Catherina Habersang?) ~ died Apr 6, 1857, aged 3 months

  • Slick, Susan (child of John and Margaret Slick) ~ died Dec 7, 1873

  • Slick, Louisa (child of John and Margaret Slick) ~ died Dec 9, 1873

  • Slick, Margaret (child of John and Margaret Slick) ~ died Dec 10, 1873

  • Williams, Levi (child of Joseph and Mary Williams) ~ Mar 1, 1814 - Aug 23, 1864

  • Harrison, Louis A. (child of Alfred and Abby Harrison) ~ Aug 29, 1856 - Jan 10, 1859

  • Williams, George S. ~ died Jun 14, 1859, aged 31 years, 7 months, 19 days

  • Robert B. Williams (son of George S. and Sarah A. Williams) ~ died Aug 29, 1857, aged 1 year, 11 months, 13 days

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