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History of
EGLINGTON CEMETERY


located in Clarksboro, NJ
at 329 King's Highway

HISTORY | CONTACT INFORMATION | GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH


Commemorative marker to John Eglington in Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro NJ
Eglington Cemetery commemorative marker
photograph by J. Brown


HISTORY OF EGLINGTON CEMETERY

Eglington Cemetery is the oldest (still in continuous operation) cemetery in the United States. Originally the land was set apart as a cemetery by John Eglington in his last will and testament in 1776.

When the original plot of ground was filled, an association was formed, and granted a charter by the NJ State Legislature in 1869 to purchase additional land. [This charter was given to David Gill, and was later run by his grandson, Thoburn Sickler]. In 1970 the Garden State Cemetery Society purchased the cemetery (they are the owners of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Mount Royal). The original entrance was changed from Cohawkin Road to its present entrance on King's Highway near the original Eglington family burial ground.

Read a newspaper article of February 1869 regarding the beginnings of this cemetery as a public one. (PDF file). See the "Clark Family Burial Ground" for more information on that topic.

Some of the older inscriptions found here include:
Samuel Davis, died Jan. 30, 1883, aged 78 years
Samuel Coles, died May 26, 1879, aged 73
John Lippincott, died July 22, 1866, aged 51
William Steward, born Dec. 28, 1820, died June 7, 1881
Ann Ladd, died Feb. 5, 1857, aged 50
Samuel H. Ladd, died March 6, 1866, aged 41
William Waddell Ladd (soldier) born July 20, 1847, died Dec. 15, 1863
Lawrence Packer, born Nov 30, 1799, died July 19, 1879
Alice F. Packer, born July 15, 1800, died Oct. 22, 1877
Isabella M. Packer, died Feb. 18, 1874, aged 62
Edward Duffield, born May 18, 1773, died Dec. 2, 1855
Sarah Clark, born Nov 24, 1783, died July 23, 1865
Sarah Cavis, died Feb. 7, 1860, aged 78
John V. Clark, born April 3, 1779, died Oct. 22, 1827
Ruth D. McHam, born Aug. 21, 1794, died Aug. 26, 1866
Mary Zane, wife of J.V. Clark, born Oct. 6, 1778, died Dec 21, 1808
Jeffrey Clark, Esq. died April 2, 1821, aged, 76.
Zilla Clark, died Nov. 10, 1795, aged 48
Mary Clark, died Nov 26, 1785, aged 30
Elizabeth Clark, died Sept 5, 1798
Matthew Gill, Jr., Esq. died Aug 11, 1822, aged 48
Phebe Gill, born Aug 23, 1777, died Dec. 11, 1864
Joseph C. Gill, born Sept. 9, 1800, died Jan. 20, 1869
Desire Gill, died April 20, 1837, aged 32
Maria Paul, died Oct. 18, 1846, aged 50
Thomas Clark, Esq., died Oct. 29, 1809, aged 72
Christian Clark, died Jan. 17, 1817, aged 75
Nancy Paul, died Oct. 3, 1845, aged 82
Christian Gill, born July 12, 1774, died Jan. 15, 1846
Mary Batten, b. Dec. 12, 1808, died Feb. 11, 1879
Moses Batten, b. March 22, 1802, died May 1, 1858
Rebecca Weatherby, died Feb. 17, 1841, aged 61
Edmund Weatherby, died Sept. 25, 1826, aged 62
Joseph W. Platt, died June 8, 1868, aged 58
Adalaide B. Heyl, wife of Capt. A.T. Bacon, born Nov. 15, 1845, died Jan 8, 1880
Elizabeth C. Clement, born 9th mo. 25, 1811, died 11th mo. 10, 1881
Christiana String, born March 25, 1820, died Aug. 10, 1882
Samuel String, died Feb. 11, 1853, aged 85
Ezekiel C. Mount, born Aug. 12, 1821, died Jan. 21, 1879
Deland P. Atkinson, died Oct. 21, 1881, aged 53
Samuel G. Haines, died 3d mo. 12, 1881, aged 54
David Owen, died 9th mo, 9, 1879, aged 64
Michael Allen, born Nov. 12, 1813, died Feb. 6, 1873
Sarah D. Osgood, born May 25, 1808, died Sept. 11, 1872
Thomas L. Ogden, 1834-1880

Joseph E. Erwin, born May 6, 1791, died Aug. 20, 1858.
Honora Erwin, died July 28, 1856, aged 68
Deborah Holcraft, born Feb. 2, 1814, died June 24, 1873
Oram Adamson, died April 16, 1875, aged 49
Andrew V. Locke, died Dec. 4, 1870, aged 70
Lewis Curtis, born Feb. 6, 1816, died Feb. 21, 1874
Dr. Charles F. Clark, died Oct. 16, 1875, aged 75
Zebulon Locke, born Feb. 11, 1809, died Oct. 12, 1876
Harriet Locke, born Feb. 11, 1809, died Oct. 12, 1876
James Jessup, died Feb. 23, 1850, aged 52
William G. Murray, born Feb. 17, 1848, died Oct. 5, 1882 (Soldier)
Sarah Stetzer, born Nov 19, 1796, died July 2, 1882
Hiram Abbott, died May 12, 1880, aged 51
Joseph Dayton, died May 27, 1880, aged 80
Sarah Dayton, died Feb. 20, 1878, aged 78
John Simmermon, died Jan. 20, 1850, aged 72
Kesiah Simmermon, died March 24, 1857 aged 75
John Estell, Esq., died Oct. 10, 1839, aged 59
Naoma Estell, died March 31, 1852, aged 64
Benjamin C. Packer, born Sept. 13, 1840, died Sept. 18, 1881
James Bradshaw, died Jan. 18, 1878, aged 63
Rebecca French, born Jan. 1, 1790, died July 19, 1879
Lydia R. Gibbs, born March 28, 1822, died Dec. 16, 1879
Christopher Morgan, died May 2, 1881, aged 52
James Garrison, died Aug. 21, 1872, aged 89
William Harvey, died Nov. 30, 1861, aged 22 (Co. B 53d P.V.)
Edward W. Harvey, Co. K. 198th P.V.; killed at battle of Louisa Court-House, Va. March 29, 1865, aged 17 years
Sarah McGhan, died Oct. 26, 1880, aged 48
Mary Longstreth, born May 24, 1820, died July 18, 1881
Rebecca Beal, born July 8, 1833, died Sept. 7, 1881
Catharine Blinsinger, born May 5, 1831, died April 22, 1882
Joseph M. Paul, died Aug. 13, 1878, aged 61
Joseph M. Stout, born Feb. 12, 1818, died Nov 7, 1879
Samuel E. Newton, died Dec. 5, 1882, aged 79
Elizabeth Newton, died Sept 5, 1879, aged 69
William G. Fletcher, died Feb. 26, 1882, aged 71
Eliza Ann Fletcher, died March 10, 1882, aged 64
Charles Small, born March 2, 1805, died Jan 3, 1874
Samuel Hudson, died Oct. 9, 1865, aged 70
Joseph D. Green, born July 5, 1793, died April 12, 1880
William Bailey, died March 26, 1865, aged 58


GOLDY FAMILY buried here
Champion Goldy 1818-1893 of Thomas C Goldy and Lavinia Haines
Thomas Goldy 1851-1921 of Champion Goldy and Amanda Brown
Margaret (Jordan) Goldy 1858-1918
William Goldy 1859-1952 of Champion Goldy and Amanda Brown
Laura C (Smith) Goldy 1874-1934
Sarah Goldy 1907-1991 of William Goldy and Laura Smith
Emerson Goldy 1898-1954 of William Goldy and Laura Smith
Bertha (Cooper) Goldy 1907-1977
Thomas Goldy 1934-1934 of Emerson Goldy and Bertha Cooper
Emerson H Goldy 1927-1981 of Emerson Goldy and Bertha Cooper
Lavinia Goldy 1862-1948 of Champion Goldy and Amanda Brown
Benjamin Goldy 1875-1938 of Champion Goldy and Debra Smallwood
Albert C Goldy 1855-1962 of Samuel Goldy and Mary Ewen
Edna V (Tice) Goldy 1888-1967
Edward Ewen Goldy 1897-1970 of Samuel Goldy and Mary Ewen
Louise (Kemmerer) Goldy 1900-1994
Edward Ewen Goldy Jr 1922-1983 Of Edward Ewen Goldy and Louise Kemmerer
Isabelle (Oxley) Goldy 1918-1983
Arthur Bell Goldy 1898-1975 of John Goldy and Mary Allen
Reba A (Stellman) Goldy 1902-1950
Lemeul R Goldy 1901-1974 pf Purnal Goldy and Agnes Davenport
Frances E (Yoder) Goldy 1907-1977
Lemuel Goldy 1926-1985 of Lemuel R Goldy and Frances E Yoder
Frances E Goldy 1927-1932 of Lemuel R Goldy and Frances E Yoder
William Carlos Goldy 1899-1957 of James Cain Goldy and Elizabeth M Cox
Mary (Lee) Goldy 1901-1982 wife of William Carlos Goldy
Ernest C Goldy 1921-1980 of Ernest Goldy and Edith Battle
Doris (Foster) Goldy 1926-1998
William Goldy 1950-1980 of William Goldy and Doris Foster
Florence C (Wilke) Goldy 1927-1990 wife of Grover G Goldy
Dorothy Irene Goldy 1923-1934 killed by train in Gloucester, NJ
Lena D Goldy 1886-1934 wife of Frank Goldy


American flags decorate some stones in Eglington Cemetery

EGLINGTON CEMETERY CONTACT INFORMATION (CURRENT):

The Eglington Cemetery office is open:
Monday through Friday
from 8:30 AM to 4:30 pm;
Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM;
and Sunday by appointment.

Mailing Address:
Eglington Cemetery
Box 190, 320 Kings Highway
Clarksboro, NJ
856-423-0165
856-423-0441


GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH AT EGLINGTON CEMETERY
For those performing genealogical research, be advised that the office staff maintain "Lot Cards" which indicate name, date of burial, age, and location in the cemetery for each plot (with an alphabetical index). SEE contact information above.

Map of Eglington Cemetery (in PDF format)

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SEE Gloucester County Historical Society for available tombstone inscriptions


Ghost Research 5/02 - at Eglington Cemetery
by South Jersey Ghost Research

Ghost Research 11/17/01 - Eglington Cemetery Office

 

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