Grave Site of Capt. John Leek/Leak Adams-Leek-McKeen Cemetery
(Photo by John H. Yates)
This web site is a work in progress to document known grave sites of Revolutionary War Patriots
in Southern New Jersey.
I am currently processing the four volume set:
Hatcher, Patricia Law, Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary War Patriots,
Vol. 1-4, Heritage Books, Westminster, Maryland, 2007,
for Southern NJ grave sites.
These books are summaries of annual reports that the DAR has
provided to the Smithsonian Institution over the years.
They are a wealth of grave site information, but the quality varies.
New: On December 29, 2013 I finished entering the NJ data into a speadsheet. 3024 records.
They can now be sorted by cemetery and photos and GPS coordinates collected in field trips.
Much of the data is very crude, but it is what it is.
New: On January 3, 2014 I finished a best effort first pass through the records identifying the
counties, if possible. So far: Southern New Jersey: 555, Northern New Jersey 2401, and 68 so far indeterminate.
For this project:
Southern New Jersey Counties:
Northern New Jersey Counties:
Also note that the Google maps on this page are wounded, if not broken. Google deprecated and
removed code constructs that they use. I will fix this when I get around to it, I have learned
what to change, just need to find the time. It will be done when this message disappears.
These links show a complete map view of all Southern New Jersey Patriot grave sites
identified so far by this project. Zoom in/out and drag the map to your desired view.
Click on a push pin to see the Patriot name and GPS coordinates of that grave stone.
Remember that these GPS coordinates are accurate only to +/-15 feet, at best.
Click on the Patriot's name for more information, when available.
Click on the GPS coordinates to see a map of that site.
Click on the Cemetery name to see a map of grave sites in that cemetery.
Click on a push-pin for information about it.
Birth, Death, and y m d (age in years months days, often used on grave stones)
are as reported on the grave stone, or as in obtained records.
Counties are present counties, not necessarily those at the time of the Revolutionary War.
The DAR#'s are found on the DAR site. Those sites are the sites of record
for more information on the Patriots.
When looking at the full map you will see a push pin in the Atlantic Ocean South East of
Atlantic City. These are from the dummy 39. -74. GPS coordinates used as a place holder for
The "DAR Genealogical Research System" was used to look up DAR Patriot Numbers. The links to find "Ancestor Search" on 18 Oct 2010 are: http://www.dar.org/natsociety/ -> Genealogy -> DAR Patriot Lookup Service -> Visit the DAR Genealogical Research System -> Click Image to Open GRS -> http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/.
Absegami Yesteryear, Jack E. Boucher, The Atlantic County Historical Society, 1963.
A History of Little Egg Harbor Township, Leah Blackman, 1880, Reprinted 1963.
Along Absecon Creek, A History of Early Absecon, New Jersey, Sarah W. R. Ewing and Robert McMullin,
C.O.W.A.N. Printing, Bridgeton, NJ, 1965.
"Atlantic County Gravestone Inscriptions", Atlantic Heritage Center, Somers Point, New Jersey,
P-401.6 Vol 1-12.
Cemetery Tour: Zion United Methodist Church, 652 Zion Road, Bargaintown, Egg Harbor Township,
NJ 08234. A brochure available in a box at the edge of the Zion Cemetery, old side.
Churches & Graveyards of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, R. Marilyn Schmidt, Pine Barrens Press.
The Daily Union history of Atlantic City and County, New Jersey, John F. Hall, 1900.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is only as good as its sources. Often sources
disagree. All attempts have been made to obtain DAR# numbers and matching that data with
identity, location, and cemetery data. The scope of this project is not to provide new information
other than documenting burial sites. The reader is encouraged to verify information for themselves.
If you find errors or additions, please use this
link to report your information and your sources.