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Greens and Reeders Buried in
The First Presbyterian Church of Ewing Cemetery
From 1722 until the present, many Greens were buried here,
near Scotch Road in Ewing Township, NJ.
Under Construction. More Photos to Come.
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the corresponding grave stones.
"Old Trees! When ye were young and small your shade,
There at your feet a stranger form they laid,
Now many others rest beside his bed.
For many a mossy stone the names disclose,
Of Hart, Reed, Scudder, Howell, Clark and Rose.
Hunt, Burroughs, Reeder, Hendrickson and Green,
Fish, Welling, Temple, Lanning, Moore and Dean,
Cook, Chambers, Carle and Muirheid, Furman, Lott,
And hundreds without stone to mark the spot.
These slow processions in their sad array,
From age to age have traced their mournful way."
-- Final stanza of a poem written in 1852 by Esther McIlvainean, an estimable member of Ewing Church, prompted by the natural destruction of one of two old oaks in the church-yard.
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are posted on corresponding Gen Page.
Unknown two stones stacked back to front.
2nd stone in appears to read Wm Lanning [illegible relation expression to] Hannah Green.
3. Joseph Green
4. Hannah wife of Joseph, died February 2, 1828 age 65.
After the bend in this row we find the graves of two Reeders:
John Reeder: Pvt Phiilips Regt NJ Mil Revolutionary War
Isaac Reeder: Wagonmaster Hunterdon Militia Sept 25, 1784. This is John's son: "Isaac, born 1754, and died, aged 30, having married Rachel, daughter of Daniel Scudder,
by whom he had no children."
(In line with the remaining old oak) Single image shows both
· 3rd stone in is illegible, but the plaque at it's base reads:
"Israel Carle New Jersey Capt Nixon's Co of Horse, Revolutionary War." This is the widower of Eliza (Stevens) Carle, sister of Israel Stevens.
· 4th stone is Lydia (Green) Carle, Israel Carle's second wife. She was the daughter of William Green III
To the right of Israel and Lydia are many Woodruffs, including their daughter Anna.
|Row B: (We are now between the Sanctuary &
The Old Oak):
Two very old graves Abner & Hannah Reeder. A son of John (4) Abner, born 1766, married Hannah Wilkinson, of Pennsylvania.
|ROW C: A long row of (from left to right, as usual) Moores, Burroughs' & Harts.|
1: Two Wellings start the row. Followed by seven
Greens. Many, many Wellings lie to the right.
1. Elijiah Green- died July 28 1850 He was the son of William III, and the brother of Samuel "Devil Sam" M. Green
2. Samuel M. Green- died April 1 1859, age 67
3. Mary Green - died March 25 1847, age 52 (This is Mary "Polly "Perrine, the wife of Samuel, and my wife's 3rd Great Grandmother. Cooley shows her date of death as died November 25th, 1847, aged 52. )
4. Sarah Green, daughter of William and Phebe Green died 1820.
(This is the daughter of William III)
5. Wm Green - died 1722. This is the immigrant. His grave was moved here in 1867. His wife Joanna is buried we know not where, but probably beneath the current sanctuary.
6. "Wm Green - died Oct 30 1815. Aged 72 years 10 months"
The plaque reads "William Green New Jersey Pvt Hunterdon Militia Revolutionary War October 30 1815."
7. Phebe Green, wife of William III.
We also find many Reeders in the cemetery, including Amos Reeder Sr, who lies buried a few rows further from the church.
2: 1-7 are from other
8. William R Green- Pvt Capt Mott's Co.- died Jan 6 1822
(This is William, son of Richard. Cooley show his death as 1818)
9. Elizabeth Green- Elizabeth Burroughs, wife of William R. She died 1842, aged 84.)
10. Martha Green- Martha Howell, Second Wife of Joseph Benjamin Green
11. Joseph B. Green
12. Nancy Green, First Wife of Joseph Benjamin Green
13. Sarah Matilda Green.
14. Illegible, but must be a Green. Probably one of Joseph B.'s kin.
15. Illegible, but must be a Green. Probably one of Joseph B.'s kin.
16. Elizabeth Ann Green daughter of Joseph and Nancy
1. "In the memory of William E Green
The Revd Enoch Green
Who departed this life
A long quotation that followed these words was illegible
This is the grave of William Enoch Green, son of Rev. Enoch. Rev. Enoch was buried in the aisle of the Deerfield Presbyterian Church.
7th stone in is: "Jane Green Widow of Nathaniel Coleman died April 12 1900 in the 9[0?] year of her age"
(She was the daughter of James Cummings Green- a Benjamin descendant.)
1. "Enoch W Green Son of William and Chatty Green died April 23 1868 in the 69th year of his age"
This a son of William E Green.
2. Chatty Reading This is the widow of William E. Green, Charity. She married, second, Pierson Reading, hence the Reading surname.
3. Philip Physic Green. An eight-foot high, brown pillar, with a finger pointing upward below the inscription- "There is Rest in Heaven" Philip Physic Green died at Greensburg, NJ October 29th 1860, aged 49 years & 2 months."
(This is the brother of the above mentioned Enoch W Green.)
1. "Rachel B Green died April 8, 1900 in her 73rd year" Daughter of John G Green.
2. "John G Green died Nov 28 1874 Aged 92 years & 12 days"
3. "Elizabeth wife of John Green who departed this life Oct 2nd 1859 in the 75th year of her age"
4. "I. Maxwell Green 1842-1912" This is a son of William A.Green.
5. "Harriet Van Cleve wife of Maxwell Green 1841-1930" This is wife of I. Maxwell Green 1842-1912
6. A short, small, old white stone with the top edge of it engraved "Theodore Green" just to the right of this and a foot or two nearer the sanctuary is a ten foot high monument:
7. "Lieut. Theodore Green [illegible] 14th NJ Volunteers Born January 14th AD 1843 Killed in Battle near Winchester VA Sept 19th AD 1864" This is the son of James B. Green Jr & Deborah nee Moore. Theodore, who entered the Union Army, and, as lieutenant, but commanding Company I, of the Fourteenth New Jersey Volunteers, fell, gallantly fighting, in the battle of Winchester, Va., September 19th, 1864, aged 20.
8. "Catherine Green (May?) 25 1866 aged 80 yrs."
(This is the wife of James B, Catherine nee Anthony.)
9. "James B Green October 23 AD 1847 Aged 63 Years" He was a trustee of Ewing church. His wife Catherine was the daughter of William Anthony.
10. "ALBERT M" Died in youth. Son of James B Jr and Deborah.
11. Is a very small stone "ANNA MARY". Infant perhaps?
12. "Deborah S wife of James B Green August 11th 1855"
(This is Deborah, daughter of Cornelius Moore.)
13. "James B Green Born Nov 18 1818 died 1891"
14. "M. MARIA wife of James B died Feb 25 1877 aged 59 years" This is Maria, daughter of Benjamin Van Cleve)
15. A Small stone reads: "Anna Elizabeth daughter of James (illegible) Born April 7 1860 Died Aug (illegible) 1861"
16. "GREEN JOHN V.C. 1858-1921 MARION His Wife 1857-1922"
(This is John, son of 14 & 13 above, who married Marion, daughter of George Potts.)
17. "Henry A. son of William & Eliza Green Born Oct 27 184(4?) Died Nov 29 1857"
18. "MOTHER ELIZA GREEN 1812-1898" This the daughter of Ephraim Roberts.
19. "FATHER WILLIAM A. GREEN1809-1853"
20. "ALEXANDER B GREEN"
He was a merchant of Trenton; a member of the state legislature; an elder in the Ewing Church.
21. "MARY A WIFE OF ALEX B GREEN"
(This is the daughter of Clark Chambers, and she was Alex's 1st wife.)
22. MARY C DAUGHTER OF AB & MA GREEN
23. "KATIE Our Loved One Daughter of... " the rest is illegible. No doubt another of Alexander B.'s children.
24. "JANE WIFE OF ALEX B GREEN"
(Alex's second wife -- Jane Rice)
25. "MARY COOK WIFE OF ALEX B GREEN"
(His third wife, Mary, daughter of Daniel Cook.)
26. "CLEMINTINE DAVIS GREEN"
(His fourth wife, Clementine Davis, of Columbia, Pa.)
This row starts with Alfred & Cornelia Reeder, died 1923 & 1919, respectively. After the next 17 graves of other families, a good number of Greens follow:
19. "In Memory of Eliza daughter of James C & Keziah Green Died Jan 6th 1859"
20. "In Memory of David B son of James C and Keziah Green"
21. "In Memory of Keziah wife of James C Green who departed this life Oct 7th 1848 In the 68th year of her age."
22. This stone is of the same age & style as Keziah's stone, but only the a few inches of the base remains. The rest was broken off at some point in time. However, this must be the grave of James C. Green.
23. A very large stone for two males-a Hunt & a Hendrickson.
24. "Jane C Green Born Jan 11, 1842 Died April 10, 1922"
Green Born Sept 30 1834 died
Aug 2 1910."
A single stone for: "Elijiah M Green 1847-1953" & "Wife Virginia P 1873- 1949" Below these two names appears the inscription "Ray P"
Area D--(To the left side of the map, the circle D near Church Drive):
Robert W. Green 1872- 1957
Sarah J. Green 1873-1962
This is Robert Welling Green & his wife Sarah Green, daughter of John Green & Elizabeth Scudder. Robert Welling Green was a grandson of Henry P Green. R.W.'s father was William Edgar Green, who married Augustine, daughter of William Scudder. An old photo of Robert Welling's older brother Holmes is posted on this site.
The fifth row in this area is the final resting place of a few more of my wife's direct kin (Her great grandparents, their infant daughter, son & daughter-in-law):
Across Church Drive, at the bend to the left, 5 rows in is a single large stone naming:
Amos R. Green, died 1944;
Myra H. Green, his wife, died 1947;
Rob Green, died 1979;
and Florence, his wife, died 1992.
To the immediate left of this grave is the small infant grave of Amos & Myra's daughter Frances, died 1903, 18 days.
Near Amos and Myra are many Woodruff relatives, and a Jeffries/Green relations grave as well. The latter is Henry's sister Sarah, and her husband David Jeffries, a banker I am told.
Heading down Memorial Dr from Scotch
Rd, you see the sanctuary off
to your right. Rev Eli Cooley’s grave is on the right side a short
distance from the road. Also on the right are:
The first Green is Augusta R. Green 1852-1905, daughter of William A. Green. She is buried beside her husband, Joseph C. Dye, 1845-1918.
Next is the very conspicuous family plot of the Harvey Fisk family, where he and his wife Louisa Green are buried. Louisa, daughter of Alexander B Green , was born August 8th, 1834; died April 13th, 1905.
Still heading toward Church Dr on Memorial Dr., eight rows from the intersection there are many Greens. First is Charles Green, 1782 to 1859. His wife Eliza, 1799-1882, is beside him. Their Son John H. Green, 1831-1909 is next in line.
Next in the row is the large pillar marking the graves of Henry P Green, 1819-1893; Virginia Reeder Green, 1821-1902; and their children Anna Virginia, 1850-1865; Florence, 1852-1862; and Howard Green, 1848-1855.
A few graves to their left lies William Armitage Green, Nov 17, 1815 to Jan 16, 1899. This is Henry P. Green's brother, William A.Green.
Near Henry and Virginia, in the next row, is a similar large pillar for the Reeder family.
Here lies Amos Reeder Jr, March 2 1810-April 12, 1898; his first wife Catherine Anderson, June 8, 1813-Feb 19, 1836; his second wife Mary Large, April 5, 1816- Feb 23, 1906; Amos Jr’s son Joseph S. Reeder, June 22, 1845- June 13, 1915; and Alfred M. Reeder’s first wife Maggie Covert, June 21, 1840- Jan 25, 1872
As part of a state-wide WPA project, the following Maidenhead/Lawrenceville burials up to 1933 were documented:
19 Greens are buried in the Upper Cemetery at Maidenhead-- earliest burial date is 1748.
7 Reeders are buried in the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church graveyard-- earliest burial date is 1825.
See the notes below in regard to Reeder graves...
"… we are
hindered by the fact that all of
the tombstones of the earlier (Reeder) burials at the Ewing
Presbyterian Church have disintegrated, including those of Isaac and his
wives and of his son John and his wives. The inscriptions for Isaac and
for John and his first wife were copied before they disintegrated, but
the other stones for this family in these two generations were not, and
the Cemetery Office, across the road from the church and cemetery, has
only a few Reeder burials, not even all that can now be seen still
existing in the cemetery, which are of later generations in every case
and probably of a better grade of stone.”.”—from page 81 of an unpublished projected book
draft in Edith Orr's possession about the Bainbridge Family by George
Mc Cracken, a professional genealogist.
Cemetery Trenton, N J:
Caleb Smith Green; Born Feb. 18, 1819; Died Feb. 19, 1891
This is Judge Caleb Smith Green, who lived in Maidenhead at Cherry Grove.
Emily Augusta Ewing, wife of Henry W. Green; Born Aug. 13, 1808; Died June 14, 1837.
Henry W.'s first wife.
Henry Woodhull Green, L.L.D., son of Caleb S. & Elisabeth Van Cleve Green; Born Sept. 20, 1804; Died Dec. 19, 1876. This is Judge Caleb's brother.
Susan Mary Ewing, wife of Henry W. Green; Born Nov. 18, 1812; Died July 25, 1892. Henry W.'s second wife.
Ellen Green, wife of W. S. Johnson, daughter of Enoch Green; Born Nov. 14, 1817; Died Sept. 16, 1894