Revolutionary War Patriot Graves in Southern New Jersey

John H. Yates

Last Update: Sat May 14 01:51 EDT 2016

[Adams Leek McKeen Image]
  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. Stay tuned.

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: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean and Salem.

Northern New Jersey Counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.

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.


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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.

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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 Contact link to report your information and your sources.