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Pikes Cemetery in Middletown inc Dennis & Truax Family

Pikes Cemetery in Middletown inc Dennis & Truax Family

Karl Swartzel (View posts)
Posted: 1014004724000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dennis, Strickland, Stephens, Stevens, Truax, Elsden, etc.
MY DENNIS HISTORY #3 Sunday March 14, 1999 Compiled by KARL SWARTZEl
My Ancestors from Middletown and
Port Monmouth, "Monmouth County" New Jersey USA.

Information From the Dennis Burial ground in Middletown, NJ
( my Mothers Family records ) re;
Originally compiled by Henry McLean 4-30-1934
DENNIS Family Tombstone inscriptions re:

In Memory of Ann Eliza,
daughter of James and Mary Dennis,
died May 21,1818

Sared to the memory of John Dennis,
who died the 3rd of February, 1837
ged 52 yr, 3 mo, 10 days.

(A double stone contains these two
In Memory of Mary Dennis,
retict of James Dennis Sr.
died April 21,1835, aged 71 yr, 9 mo, 15 days.

In Memory of James Dennis Sr.
died June 5th., 1838
aged 63 yr, 9 mo, 3 days.

In Memory of Peter C. Dennis,
died Aug. 5th., 1849
aged 44 yr,7 mo, 29 days.

In Memory of Hester, wife of Peter C.Dennis
who departed this life
July 23, 1858, aged 54 yr, 7 mo, 29 days.

Mothers note; * "There is another DENNIS burying ground back in woods on
the other side of the street- In back of former Bennett farm,
probably an older DENNIS graveyard"

Information compiled and typed by Karl W. Swartzel May be copied for personal use
"Not for commercial use"

Eastmonds Cemetery in Middletown Inc. Leonards, Compton, Halsey, Lee, Willett & Truax Family

Karl Swartzel (View posts)
Posted: 1017535175000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dennis, Compton, Truax, Coe, Henry, Glass, Thompson, Thorne, etc.
by KWS March 30, 2002

Small Cemetery at Wood & York Ave. , Middletown, NJ USA
Late 1700's early 1800's

Grave Yard on Old Farm of John Eastmond at Port Monmouth (now Belford, NJ)
Some 35 Headstones and a number of unmarked graves.

NOTE: "This is a partial list" re:

12) Metal Stone, names thereon John J. LEONARD and Catherine LEONARD
-no dates-

Other headstones include re:

Covohoven, b. 1791 d. 1802
Truax, Arinthae wife of Jacob Truax b. 1786 d. 1858
* (Esther Truax) married my GG Grandfather Peter C. Dennis founder of the
Belford Church, Belford, NJ. Info from my Dennis Family Bible, Family Tree, Church records, etc.
Compton, Job, March 12, 1822 - Feb. 24, 1897
*Arthur Compton 2nd Cousin (info from my Dennis Family Tree)
Hoff, James, Co. D 29th N.J. Infantry * Maybe related?
Eastmond, John A. b.1772 d. 1856
* I have Eastmond Cousins.
Halsey, William D. Aug. 4, 1856 - Nov 15, 1892
* My Great Grandmother (Ada A. Halsey)( Info from my Dennis Family Tree)
Conover, William b. 1798, d. 1859
*I have Edna Conover whom married George Thorne (info from my Dennis Family Tree)
Willett, John b. 1758 d. 1823
Willett, Euphemia, wife of John b. 1738 d. 1819
Lee, Charles son of Cappet and Laura Lee, Oct. 1, 1890 - Jan. 15, 1892. (I have Lee Cousins)
& Hobbs Surnames

Originally Compiled by Henry C, McLean Nov. 23, 1939
* Compiler notes KWS

Keyport Libraey re:
Monmouth County Obits
Pg 529, & 530

Mrs. Ella Frost Hopping related to VanMatter
Bearers were Daniel Leonard
& Walling Leonard
Book re: Early American Inns and Traverns
Pg. 337
Leonard's Inn
Hackettstown, NJ
Book re: Sandy Hook and the Land of the Navesink re:
Rev. War Map of Monmouth
Leonard's Mill on Deep Run West of Spring Valley near County Line
Town of Leonardo in Middletown, NJ
Leonardville in Middletown, NJ
1851 Map of Monmouth County shows some 4 Leonards living in the Leonardville Area and also a Leonard's Store.
Book re: Roster of People of Revolutionary Monmouth County (New Jersey)
pg. 169, & 170
List 14 Leonard's.
Deborah of Middletown
Deliverence of Middletown
John of Freehold
John of Middletown
John of Upper Freehold
Joseph of Middletown
Joseph of Shrewsbury
Margaret of Shrewsbury
Mary wife of Thomas
Nancy of Upper Freehold
Samuel of Shrewsbury
Samuel of Freehold
Thomas of Freehold
Thomas Jr of Upper Freehold

Excellent Book, I got my copy at Barns & Noble online.

Hope this info helps some Leonard researchers.

Please see my Surname list at the [SWARTZEL] Message board at (
and if you do a search there type [swartzel] in small letters in the search window at for over 700 postings by me.
also my sad Web page re:
"Dennis Family of the Eastern Shore"
"So much History and So Little Time" sm KWS

Re: Pikes Cemetery in Middletown inc John Dennis NPA

Karl Swartzel (View posts)
Posted: 1023601412000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dennis, Wood, Smith, Runyan, Halsey, Stephens, Stevens, King, Brown, Henry, Coe, Compton, Blood, Cook, White, Truax, etc.
Anyone interested there was a News Paper Article in the SUNDAY STAR LEDGER February 12, 1967 re:

"The grave of John Dennis who died in 1837 leans against a tree in Middletown, where the Dennis Family once had a farm." (and Colonial Brick Works not mentioned also a Land Grant from King Charles the Second YE Plantation w/1000 acres also not mentioned?)

Well the tree has grown up since then and can be seen at "Pikes Cemetery" off Harmony Road in Middletown. You may need a helicopter to see it; as there are homes around the cemetery now. Thats right. A New Jersey Colonial Family Cemetery with no Public access. Nice!

Re: Pikes Cemetery in Middletown inc Dennis & Truax Family

Posted: 1386303526000
Classification: Query

My gr gr grandmother was Emma Dennis Hoff b: 1852 married John Hoff lived in Middletown, Monmouth NJ. She is buried in Holy Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Middletown Monmouth County. It says on her stone her mother was Kate Henry. I cant seem to find who her father was or mother. Any help would be appreciated.

Kindest regards,
Mrs. Darrell Kobza

Re: Pikes Cemetery in Middletown inc Dennis & Truax Family

Posted: 1386303796000
Classification: Query
Me again,

James Hoff that you mention is also my ancestor.


Re: Pikes Cemetery in Middletown inc Dennis & Truax Family

Posted: 1386516060000
Classification: Query
Darrell, I believe Karl has passed away.
I have tried to connect with him 3 years ago,
and haven't seen any post since.

Re: Pikes Cemetery in Middletown inc Dennis & Truax Family

Posted: 1390948965000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1390949035000
Surnames: Dennis, Hoff, Henry
I found an entry on Find A for John Hoff 1847-1920 Husband of Emma Dennia, son of Thomas B. Hoff and Johanna Truax, at the Old Truax Burying Ground in Keansburg.

also Emma Dennis Hoff
Age 55 years
Daughter of Kate Henry Dennis of Eatontown, New Jersey
Wife of John W. Hoff in the same cemetery, but no grave marker found.

My grandmother was a Dennis from Eatontown NJ, but I do not have a Kate Henry Denis in my records. Very common surname though.

Hope this helps you! Regards. \;
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