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Old Covert / Halsey Family Cemetery, Belford, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ


Transcription and Photographs

Researched and transcribed by Trevor Kirkpatrick

  • Bowman, Elnch A. ("Ella" or "Eleanora") (daughter of Captain Hiram, jr. and Amanda Mason (Carhart) Seeley / wife of Erwin A. Bowman) ~ 1871 - Apr 6, 1894, aged 23 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Compton, Althea (daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Lambertson) Covert / first wife of Job Compton) ~ Feb 22, 1822 (Everett) - Oct 17, 1874 (Port Monmouth), aged 52 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Compton, Elmer (son of Stout S. and Mary E. (Truax) Compton) ~ Apr 13, 1867 - Jul 14, 1874, aged 7 years, 3 months, 1 day   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Compton, Emma (daughter of John and Lydia Sheppard / second wife of Job Compton) ~ 1841 - Sep 9, 1879, aged 37 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Compton, Hannah C. (daughter of John and Lydia Sheppard / third wife of Job Compton) ~ 1842 - Jan 12, 1935, aged 93 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Compton, Henry Covert (son of Job and Althea (Covert) Compton) ~ 1852 - May 13, 1860, aged 4 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Compton, James Kelsey (son of Job and Althea (Covert) Compton) ~ 1849 - Jul 20, 1859, aged 10 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Compton, Job (son of John, Sr. and Mastha (Kelsey) Compton) ~ May 12, 1822 - Feb 24, 1897, aged 75 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Compton, Margaret "Maggie" (daughter of James and Experience (Walling) Willett / second wife of Stout Seeley Compton) ~ Sep 18, 1847 - Mar 18, 1884, aged 36 years, 6 months   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Compton, Mary Esther (daughter of William H. and Catherine (Stout) Truax / first wife of Stout Seeley Compton) ~ Apr 31, 1845 - Feb 22, 1868, aged 22 years, 9 months, 22 days

  • Compton, Sarah Martha (daughter of Job and Althea (Covert) Compton) ~ Oct 6, 1859 - May 6, 1860, aged 7 months   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Compton, Stout Seeley (son of Isaac and Amanda (Orchid) Compton) ~ Jul 9, 1841 - Oct 30, 1910, aged 69 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Covert, Catherine C. (daughter of Joseph and Deborah Carmen / wife of Joseph A. Covert) ~ May 15, 1833 - Jan 25, 1880, aged 46 years, 8 months, 10 days   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Covert, Catherine J. (daughter of John, sr. and Martha (Kelsey) Compton / wife of Henry Lamberston Covert) ~ Feb 26, 1824 - Mar 10, 1892, aged 68 years ~ Headstone Photo

  • Covert, Charles (son of Joseph A. and Catherine (Carmen) Covert) ~ 1864 - Jan 25, 1866, aged 2 years ~ buried with no grave marker

  • Covert, Henry Compton (son of Henry L. and Catherine J. (Compton) Covert) ~ Mar 19, 1870 - Jul 22, 1881, aged 11 years ~ buried with no grave marker

  • Covert, Henry Lambertson (son of Joseph and Catherine (Lambertson) Covert) ~ Feb 13, 1827 - May 31, 1897, aged 70 years ~ Private, Co. D, 29th Reg. NJ Vol Infantry   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Covert, Joseph A. (son of Joseph and Catherine (Lambertson) Covert) ~ May 6, 1831 - Dec 20, 1905, aged 74 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Covert, Joseph Eugene (son of Joseph A. and Catharine (Carmen) Covert) ~ Feb, 1858 - Nov 29, 1858, aged 9 months ~ buried with no grave marker

  • Covert, William Henry (son of Joseph A. and Catherine (Carmen) Covert) ~ Oct 23, 1855 - Jul 5, 1874, aged 18 years, 8 months, 12 days   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Foster, John W. ~ 1837 - 1913, aged 76 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Foster, Mary J. (daughter of Job and Catherine (Patterson) Compton / wife of John W. Foster) ~ Jan 14, 1836 - 1902, aged 65 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Foster, Stephen (son of John W. and Mary J. (Compton) Foster) ~ 1873 - 1940, aged 67 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Foster, Elizabeth (wife of Stephen Foster) ~ 1877 - 1925, aged 48 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Groat, Frederick Thomas ~ born Lippstadt, Northern Rhine-West Phalia, Prussia, Germany - died Belford ~ served as a private in Company F, 29 Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War   ~ Military Marker

  • Groat, Henry William ~ 1819 (Lippstadt, Northern Rhine-West Phalia, Prussia, Germany) - 1869, aged 50 years ~ served as a private in Company F, 29 Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Halsey, Addie (daughter of William D. and Mary S. (Covert) Halsey) ~ Dec 16, 1882 - Dec 7, 1892, aged 10 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Halsey, Edward William (son of William D. and Mary S. (Covert) Halsey) ~ May 14, 1880 - Mar 5, 1907, aged 27 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Halsey, Mary Sarah (daughter of Henry I. and Catherine J. (Compton) Covert / wife of William D. Halsey) ~ Apr 13, 1855 - Dec 7, 1923   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Halsey, William D. (son of Jacob and Deborah Halsey) ~ Aug 4, 1856 - Nov 15, 1892   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Henry, George T. ~ 1822 - May 8, 1896, aged 73 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Henry, Julia U. (daughter of Joseph W. and Elizabeth Henry) ~ Aug 14, 1851 - Mar 27, 1856, aged 4 years, 7 months, 13 days

  • Henry, Mary Eliza (daughter of John and Sarah (Mason) Carhart / wife of George T. Henry) ~ Oct 25, 1825 - Apr 19,1905, aged 79 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Henry, Melissa (daughter of George T. and Mary E. (Carhart) Henry) ~ 1858 - 1860, aged 2 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Henry, Melissa Patterson (daughter of George T. and Mary E. (Carhart) Henry) ~ 1860 - 1885, aged 25 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Hines, Henry George ~ According to the Veterans Administration of New Jersey, there is a veteran with the last name Hines from Belford buried in the cemetery. He was a U. S. Army Veteran. The only Hines the author found that matched was henry G. Hines born 1838, of Belford. Henry had one son, John Hines, born 1874 ~ buried with no grave marker

  • Hobbs (Hubbs), Captain James Edgar ~ 1833 - 1908, aged 75 years   ~ Headstone Photo

      (James' middle name is confirmed by his grandson who shares the name and also tells us that he has confirmed with the NJ Archives that his surname was Hubbs at birth. Apparently, James' son, Charles Henry Hubbs, used the name Hobbs during that part of the his life which coincided with Capt. James Hubbs's death and headstone creation. By the time the son, Charles Hubbs, passed away in the 1960s, Charles had reverted back to Hubbs. )

  • Hobbs (Hubbs), Huldah Compton (daughter of Hiram and Deborah (Compton) Seeley / wife of Captain James E. Hobbs) ~ 1840 - 1927, aged 87 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Hobbs (Hubbs), Libbie (daughter of Captain James E. and Huldah C. (Seeley) Hobbs) ~ 1863 - 1870, aged 7 years ~   Headstone Photo

  • Lee, Charles (son of Garret A. and Laura F. (Hobbs) Lee) ~ Oct 15, 1890 - Jan 15, 1892, aged 1 year, 3 months   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Lee, Elsie M. (daughter of John and Phoebe (Compton) Lee) ~ Apr 28, 1858 - Mar 30, 1861, aged 2 years, 11 months, 2 days   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Lee, Emma F. (daughter of John and Phoebe (Compton) Lee) ~ Jul 6, 1857 - Dec 1, 1859, aged 2 years, 1 month, 26 days   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Lee, William Elmer (son of Charles E, and Eliza J. (Dennis) Lee) ~ 1860 - 1948, aged 88 years

  • Maby, William Augustus (son of Augustus L. and Deborah Ann (Roop) Maby) ~ 1852 - 1914, aged 62 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Myers, Anna "Annie" (wife of Job Myers) ~ 1843 - 1924, aged 81 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Myers, Job (son of Isaac and Lydia (Compton) Mayers) ~ 1834 - Dec 20, 1896, aged 62 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Myers, Josephine (daughter of Job and Anna Myers) ~ 1879 - 1879   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Myers, Luella (daughter of Job and Anna Myers) ~ 1874 - 1878, aged 4 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Myers, Lydia G. (daughter of Job and Anna Myers) ~ 1877 - ?   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Orlemann, Henry (son of Jacob Orlemann) ~ Nov 13, 1878 - Jun 9, 1897, aged 18 years   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Seeley, Harry Monford (son of Captain Hiram, jr. and Amanda Mason (Carhart) Seeley) ~ Aug 19, 1860 - Nov 20, 1861, aged 1 year, 3 months   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Seeley, Phoebe (daughter of John, sr. and Martha (Kelsey) Compton / wife of William H. Seeley) ~ Jun 7, 1833 - Oct 19, 1917, aged 84 years ~ buried with no grave marker

  • Seeley, Captain William Henry (son of Captain Hiram, sr. and Deborah (Compton) Seeley) ~ Sep 14, 1836 - Sep 25, 1910, aged 75 years ~ buried with no grave marker

  • Truax, Adaline (daughter of William H. and Catherine (Stout) Truax) ~ Mar 30, 1840 - Oct 29, 1842, aged 2 years, 6 months, 29 days

  • Truax, Catharine (daughter of Jonathan and Esther (Morris) Stout / wife of William H. Truax) ~ Apr 8, 1820 - Dec 1, 1881, aged 61 years, 7 months, 23 days   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Truax, Charles A. (son of William H. and Catherine (Stout) Truax) ~ Mar 26, 1841 - Aug 15, 1842, aged 1 year, 4 months, 20 days

  • Truax, Benjamin F. (son of William H. and Catherine (Stout) Truax) ~ Apr 5, 1842 - Aug 15, 1844, aged 2 years, 4 months, 10 days

  • Truax, William Henry (son of Jacob and Arintha (Willett) Truax) ~ Feb 28, 1820 - Mar 23, 1884, aged 64 years, 1 month, 23 days   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Viering, Eva Katherine (daughter of Peter and Eva (Waghonhauser) Groghans of Bavaria, Germany / wife of Francis Viering) Sep 30, 1827 (Germany) - Nov 26, 1892, aged 65 years

  • Viering, F. ~ "This stone is a marker placed by Post 61 of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in honor of Francis Viering of Port Monmouth, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ. He served as a private in Company D, 29th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War"

  • Viering, Francis "Frank" (son of Nicholas Viering of Limback, near Wurtsburg, Bavaria, Germany) ~ Jan 6, 1822 (Limback) - Oct 30, 1909, aged 87 years

  • Viering, Mary Frances (daughter of Francis and Eva (Groghans) Viering) ~ Oct 7, 1858 - May 27, 1877, aged 18 years, 7 months, 10 days   ~ Headstone Photo

  • Unknown, G. L. W. ~ possibly a member of the Walling or Willett families   ~ Headstone Photo

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