Historic Elizabeth Presbyterian Church Cemetery
ELIZABETH(TOWN), UNION CO., NJ
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY
aka The First Presbyterian Church Yard
The First Presbyterian Church was built in 1665. It was the first house of worship in the settlement of Elizabethtown. In 1780 during the American Revolution the Church was burned by the British and Loyalist forces. The church was rebuilt and completed in 1789.Courtesy of: Melissa
This site is NOT associated with the Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, but designed to be a genealogical collection site for gravestone photos that will be lost in time.
Interested in collecting photos of old gravestones located at this cemetery in an effort to preserve the history of the lives of those laid to rest there. If you can attach some genealogical history or lineage to the person that would be even better. You are welcome to send scanned photos to Audrey for inclusion on this site. HOWEVER, please contact Audrey before sending.
Does anyone have a picture of the graveyard and its church?
Samuel Rawl (aka Roll)
Catherine (Vreeland) Roll
Inscriptions from book
Headstones also located at 1st Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Linked with permission 11 Apr 2001 from:
Paul Price given to Melissa, who furnished photos.
- WHEELER & HALSEY, Transcriptions on Tombstones and Monuments in the Burying Grounds of The First Presbyterian Church and St. John's Church at Elizabeth, NJ, 1664-1892, 1892
Union Co., NJ Cemeteries Homepage
Webpage by: Audrey (Shields) Hancock of Portage, Michigan
Created: 11 April 2001
Revised: 6 August 2002