The Rancocas Burying Grounds

Thanks to Nora Dunfee for this information

The Friends Burying Grounds on the Centerton Road was originally part of the Daniel Wills plantation. A part of the graveyard is probably also part of an old Indian burial site. There have been several references by writers who so stated and by some closely involved persons who have said that when new graves were opened bones would sometimes be found of previous interred bodies.


1600s – 1700s 1800s – late 1900s Late 1900s – Present


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1600s – 1700s

The following list if from DeCou’s book, The Historic Rancocas and from current records of the Rancocas Meeting.

 

Date Name & Information
1687 Mary Kendall, wife of Thomas
1688 William Evans
1688 Judith Olive, first wife of Thomas
1691 Joseph Wills, son of Dr. Daniel
1691 Mary Wills, wife of Daniel
1692 Samuel Wills, son of Daniel
1692 Thomas Evans
1692 Elinor Harding, wife of Thomas
1697 Mary Stokes, wife of Thomas
1701 Sarah Paine, wife of John
1702 Ann Green, wife of Edward
1703 John Wills, son of John
1707 Elizabeth Harding, wife of Thomas
1708 Hannah Eves, wife of Thomas
1708 Thomas Harding
1709 John Hudson, son of Robert
1713 George Elkinton
1713 Lydia Horner
1714 Mary Wills, daughter of John
1714 Mary Elkinton, wife of George
1714 Rachel Humphries, wife of Joshua
1718 John Woolman
1718 Elizabeth Woolman, wife of John
1720 Hope Wills, wife of John
1721 Joshua Humphries
1721 William Wickam
1724 Hannah Wills, wife of John
1724 Joseph Elkinton, son of George
1727 Nicholas Buzby

 

 

1800s – late 1900s

Later burials taken from a plan drawn by Charles Stokes in 1872 include: Samuel Wills, E & A Haines, Samuel Haines, Joseph Wills.

The following names are from a 1967 survey by A. Russell Pettit in which he included Maurice E. Lundy’s records from 1926 to 1939 and J. Leeds Borwn’s records thereafter. Also included are the more recent burials as recorded by Frank D. Smith.

 

Birth Death Name & Information
1852 1903 Baldwin, Axcy A.
1832 1869 Barryan, Hannah
1847 1872 Barryan, H. L.
1804 1880 Bishop, Edith D.
1802 1889 Bishop, Joseph
1813 1896 Bishop, Marth
1811 1902 Bishop, Isaab F.
1895 1959 Bloomer, Robert G.
1895 1970 Bloomer, Edith S.
1805 1866 Borton, John
1850 1876 Borton, John W.
1830 1916 Borton, George B.
1838 1923 Borton, Susan W.
1863 1914 Borton, Frank L.
1867 1959 Borton, C. Walter
1865 1930 Borton, Sarah Carter
1872 1937 Borton, J. Harvey
1874 1962 Borton, Alice E.
1860 1872 Borton, J. Howard
1900 1981 Borton, Mary W.
Unknown Unknown Borton, John
Unknown 1948 Bowker, Samuel James (B and D)
Unknown 1987 Bowker, Ernest D.
Unknown 1992 Bowker, Ruth Horner
Unknown 1981 Bowker, Keith Horner
1877 1950 Browne, Clemma S. Haines
1880 1941 Browne, Samuel
1928 1933 Burkley, Elizabeth (Betty)
1891 1958 Burkley, Joseph
1888 1973 Burkley, Helen S.
1916 1994 Burkley, Joseph G.
1918 1935 Buzby, Dorothy L.
1890 1958 Buzby, Elgar L.
1887 1966 Buzby, Nellie S.
1897 1964 Buzby, T. Harvey
1863 1939 Buzby, Elizabeth L.
1861 1925 Buzby, Thomas T.
1848 1918 Buzby, Phebe Woolman
1849 1922 Buzby, Evan
Unknown 1919 Buzby, Annie S.
1819 1902 Buzby, Rebecca
1819 1906 Buzby, Amos
1865 1950 Buzby, Walter J.
1865 1926 Buzby, Emily W.
1895 1922 Buzby, George H.
1895 1954 Buzby, Margaret H.
Unknown Unknown Ella T.
Unknown Unknown Mary Ann
1887 1925 Buzby, Richard
1807 1866 Buzby, Mary
1808 1884 Buzby, John
1921 1970 Buzby, Thomas Jr.
1893 1976 Buzby, J. Howard
1897 1981 Buzby, Ellen E.
1805 1889 Buzby, Benjamin V.
1856 1891 Buzby, Lottie H.
1817 1897 Buzby, Elizabeth P.
1819 1915 Buzby, Mary Jane
1779 1868 Buzby, Amose
1788 1868 Buzby, Mary W.
Unknown 1931 Buzby, Ida
1921 1970 Buzby, Thomas Harvey, Jr.
1893 1976 Buzby, J. Howard
1897 1981 Buzby, Ellen E.
1923 1955 Copsley, Rosemary Hilyard
1874 1961 Cotton, Rachel W.
1869 1949 Cotton, Randolph
1890 1914 Crammer, Ada H.
1881 1962 Crammer, Sarah H.
1878 1938 Crammer, Jesse E.
1899 1971 Halonen, Emil
1898 1939 Hamilton, Beatrice
1899 1964 Hammond, Clarence E. Jr.
1903 1960 Hammond, Myrtle S.
1811 1881 Hansell, James S.
1880 1881 Hansell, Florence
1810 1881 Hansell, Hanna
1840 1824 Hansell, Albert
1879 1881 Hansell, David G.
1858 1888 Hansell, Elizabeth H.
1887 1888 Hansell, Bertha
1849 1933 Hansell, Wilmot
1854 1917 Hansell, Virginia Tracy
1880 1923 Hansell, Albert Jr.
1846 1878 Hansell, Mary R.
1885 1970 Hansell, Lydia C.
1882 1971 Hansell, Amos, Sr.
Unknown 1882 Harbison, Anna E.
Unknown 1981 Harrison, Laura
1826 1885 Hill, Mary
1820 1909 Hill, Franklin
1846 1878 Hill, Mary
Unknown 1879 Hill, Adam
1827 1872 Hill, Ann B.?
1802 1870 Hilyard, James
1803 1884 Hilyard, Joseph W.
1813 1909 Hilyard, Hannah Thompson
1818 1891 Hilyard, Emeline E.
1850 1903 Hilyard, Mary E.
1848 1913 Hilyard, J. Barclay
1845 1912 Hilyard, Jonathan H.
1850 1917 Hilyard, Anna
1857 1926 Hilyard, Cora
1853 1942 Hilyard, Susan L. M.
1847 1937 Hilyard, J. Franklin
Unknown Unknown Hilyard, James
1835 1860 Hilyard, Anna Maria
1807 1869 Hilyard, Jonathon
Unknown Unknown Hilyard, Scott, Jarrett or Jacob
Unknown Unknown Haines, Ellen, age 18
1833 1890 Haines, Benjamin
Unknown 1978 Houck, Lois M.
1829 1904 Hunt, Rachel G.
1894 1973 Jamison, Francis L.
1858 1933 Jones, Sarah H.
1894 1971 Janney, Ernest F.
1896 1973 Janney, Frances Stokes
Unknown 1996 Janney, William
Unknown Unknown Keen, Amanda
Unknown Unknown Keen, Edward
Unknown Unknown Keen, Sarah
Unknown Unknown Keen, Emily
Unknown Unknown Keen, Lizzie P.
Unknown 1865 Keen, Ruth Anna
Unknown 1871 Keen, Elmina
Unknown Unknown Keen, Peter
1819 1906 Kensett, Thomas
1825 1910 Kensett, Charlotte
1908 1957 Koschke, Rudolf
1886 1987 Koschke, Albert
1911 1972 Knoke, Eleanor C.
1905 1974 Knoke, Eberhard Fred'k
1854 1917 Leeds, Granville W.
1853 1926 Leeds, Nancy M.
1826 1901 Leeds, Jacob H.
1832 1901 Leeds, Margaret W.
1846 1926 Linton, Ester A. Heston
1868 1921 Stokes, William J.
1870 1954 Stokes, Margaret Perkins
1896 1922 Stokes, Hilyard R.
1827 1913 Stokes, Phebe P.
1777 1854 Stokes, John
1780 1853 Stokes, Elizabeth W.
1788 1875 Stokes, Mary
1871 1966 Stokes, Evalina Bartlett
1640 1720 Stokes, Thomas (on bronze plaque)
Unknown Unknown Stokes, Mary Barnard (on bronze plaque)
1675 1749 Stokes, John (on bronze plaque)
Unknown Unknown Stokes, Elizabeth Green (on bronze plaque)
Unknown 1713 Stokes, John 2nd (on bronze plaque)
1718 1790 Stokes, Hannah Stockdale (on bronze plaque)
1751 1830 Stokes, David (on bronze plaque)
1759 1826 Stokes, Ann Lancaster (on bronze plaque)
Unknown Unknown Stokes, S. (on bronze plaque)
Unknown Unknown Stokes, I. (on bronze plaque)
1898 1968 Smith, Frank D.
1894 1974 Smith, Helen B.
1951 1970 Smith, Barbara Joyce
Unknown Unknown T. M. B. T. (initials only)
Unknown Unknown Tait, Colin
1846 1911 Taylor, Aunt Al
1845 1929 Taylor, Hudson B.
1860 1878 Thompson, Rosanna
1850 1913 Thompson, Rebecca
1847 1924 Thompson, Alexander
1846 1861 Troth, Joseph E.
1852 1867 Troth, Mary Emma
1825 1902 Vansciver, George W.
1827 1915 Vansciver, Elizabeth A.
Unknown Unknown Walker, Reginald George, age 52
Unknown 1934 Walker, Clara Louise Lumley
Unknown Unknown Walker, Mary Hilyard
1920 1929 Walker, Robert Geoffrey
1869 1933 Walker, Mary Hilyard
1896 1963 Walker, Marjory F.
1906 1964 Walker, Gwynneth D.
1878 1969 Walker, Cora E.
1897 1977 Walker, Geoffrey R.
Unknown 1975 Walker, Henry
1866 1947 Whitney, Laura K.
1893 1972 Wickersham, Martha
1902 1962 Wiggins, Norman S.
1903 1974 Wiggins, Emily
1855 1915 Williams, Henry W.
1858 1928 Williams, Louisa C.
1882 1942 Williams, Charles R.
1882 1953 Williams, Helen S.
Unknown 1898 Williams, Robert E.
Unknown Unknown Williams, Hannah B., age 63
Unknown Unknown Williams, George
1890 1898 Williams, Joseph T.
1821 1899 Williams, Sarah W.
Unknown Unknown Williams, Samuel, age 82
1857 1915 Williams, Hannah C.
1852 1943 Williams, Rachel A.
1878 1880 Williams, George Henry
1914 1992 Williams, Charles R.
1886 1951 Wills, Joseph
1866 1954 Wills, Robert C.
1875 1958 Wills, Caroline S.
1801 1885 Wills, Rebecca B.
1840 1884 Wills, Charles H.
1835 1922 Wills, Sallie S.
1852 1905 Wills, Sallie A.
1857 1932 Wills, Alfred S.
1838 1913 Wills, John
1848 1915 Wills, Rosalie H.
1844 1938 Wills, Howard H.
1869 1954 Wills, Jerome
1879 1967 Wills, Lilla (with Jerome)
1874 1960 Wills, Cornelia S.
1871 1963 Wills, Howard Jr.
1857 1887 Wills, Anna T.
1871 1892 Wills, H.
Unknown Unknown Wills, Chalkley C.
1785 1833 Wills, Samuel

 

 

Headstones in the Rancocas Burial Grounds

  • 1W1_LeedsGranville
    1W2_LeedsNancyM
    1W6_BuzbyDorothyL
    1W7_BuzbyElgarL

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Late 1900s – Present

The following set is current up to August 17, 2007.

 

Birth Death Name & Information
1925 2000, January 1 Bowker, Percy Malcolm
1921 2001, December 3 Bowker, Ernest William
1919 2000 Compton, Dorothy
1927 2005 Cheyne, Leland C.
1931 2005 Dunfee, Marvin H.
1915, October 19 2006, June 28 Gravatt, Raymond Charles
1901 1997 Jamison, Dr. Mildred Fox
1923 1998 Janney-Lacey, Ruth Bartlett
1909 2006 Keating, Mary
1912 1988 Keating, Les
1915 2003 Mathis, James R.
1906 2003 Pettit, Myrtle B.
1923 1997 Rowan, Betty L.
1947 1968 Rowan, James E.
1950 1978 Rowan, David S.
1915 2001 Severns, Mary T.
1912 2006 Severns, Aubrey
1917 2000 Smith, Virginia
1910 1990, December 26 Tyler, Joseph C.
1915, March 9 2006, October 10 Tyler, Miriam E.