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Old Broad Street Church Cemetery (1905)

Bridgeton Evening News (Bridgeton, NJ)

Wednesday, August 9, 1905, Page 2


Old Broad Street Church and Cemetery

An old-time resident of Bridgeton hands the News the following concerning the Broad Street cemetery and says he knows what he is talking about:
  • First person buried in Broad street cemetery was Mary Jones, August 27, 1792.
  • The first sexton was Stephen Miller. He served twenty-three years and buried 576? persons. [1792- abt 1815]
  • Next was Daniel Simpkins, until 1826, but kept no record. [abt 1815-1826]
  • Next was John S. Ware. He served eight years an buried 301 persons. [1826-1834]
  • January 1, 1835, Nathan Loper was made sexton and served nine years and buried 187 persons. [1835-1843]
  • January 1, 1844, John M. Maul was chosen sexton. Up to July 1, 1852, he buried 201 persons.

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 1905  

Paper: Bridgeton Evening News (Bridgeton, NJ)  

Page: 2  

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