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REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY

Somerset New Jersey - Revolutionary War Sites
WELLS FARM BURYING GROUND
Wells Farm Burying Ground
Somerset, New Jersey
Somerset, New Jersey Revolutionary War Historic Sites
Wells Farm Burying Ground
1345 Easton Ave.
Map / Directions to the Wells Burying Ground
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This small family cemetery is located on the grounds of the Rutgers Preparatory School. It is called the Wells Farm Burying Ground because  this was once the farm property of a man named Floyd Wells.

It contains the grave of Revolutionary War soldier Joseph Conover, who died April 6, 1814, at age 84. He served as a sergeant in the Somerset County Militia. A modern sign in the cemetery pays tribute to him under his Dutch name Joost Kouvenhoven. [1]

Somerset New Jersey in the Revolutionary War

 

Somerset Historic Sites
SMALLEY FARM BURYING GROUND
Smalley Farm Burial Ground
Somerset, New Jersey
Smalley Farm Burial Ground
Somerset, New Jersey
Smalley Farm Burying Ground
Easton Ave. and Demott Lane
Map / Directions to the Smalley Farm Burying Ground
Map / Directions to all Somerset Revolutionary War Sites

The Smalley Farm Burying Ground is located along Easton Avenue, by the entrance to the Van Wickle house. Because it is a small cemetery, with only a few stones which all lie flat on the ground, it is easy to miss. At least two Revolutionary War veterans are buried here[2]

Colonel Jerome Rappleyea
August 22, 1758 - December 9, 1831
Abraham Voorhees
November 13, 1742 - December 4, 1835
Somerset Historic Sites

Source Notes:

1. ^  Information was drawn from:
   • Gravestones and markers in the cemetery
   • John J. De Mott, "Family Burying-Grounds on the Easton Turnpike," Somerset County Historical Quarterly, Volume 3, No. 4, October 1914
     Available to be read at the Internet Archive here
   • Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System, Ancestor #A025115 (Name spelled Joseph Covenhoven here)

2. ^  Information was drawn from:
   • Gravestones and markers in the cemetery
   • John J. De Mott, "Family Burying-Grounds on the Easton Turnpike," Somerset County Historical Quarterly, Volume 3, No. 4, October 1914
     Available to be read at the Internet Archive here

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