Hopewell Cemetery

The first Quaker Meeting House and school was started near this cemetery. Thomas Penn lived in Burlington. He felt he had spoken too freely at the Quaker Meeting House and felt the Lord disapproved and he should move on. He moved to the wooded area in the vicinity of the cemetery, and started new. His grave is found in this cemetery. He was related to William Penn. Other family names in this cemetery are Norcross, Duble, Beebe, Wares. These are the stones of the first families in the area; Condition of cemetery: Poor, stones are broke in half, some unreadable.

A small history from an old plaque that is there:  Thomas Penn, a descendent of William Penn, was buried here in 1831.  He was born in 1751.  Started Quaker Meeting house here.

Submitted by Lora Schemelia Bearden October 18, 2003.

Trying to locate who would have complete records. some of the stones I saw so far:

NORCROSS, Job
died 1854
aged 75 years

THACKARA,  Rev. Benjamin V.
died 1864
aged 74 years

THACKARA, Ann
died 1857
aged 73 years

THACKARA, Elizabeth
died 1847
aged 44 years

PENN, Thomas
died 1831
aged 80 years

PENN, Ruth
died 1837
aged 81 years

PENN, George
died 1863
aged 73 years

PENN, Sarah
died 1795
aged 3 years

PEACOCK, Joseph
died 1855
aged 71 years

PEACOCK, Tamar
died 1860
aged 81 years

WARE, James
died 1865
aged 65 years

WARE, Ruth
died 1855
aged 57 years

ELDRIDGE, Joshua
died 1851
aged 87 years

ELDRIDGE, Amy
died 1861
aged 72 years

Githens, James
died 1864
aged 52 years

The front stones of this cemetery is in very poor condition, a lot of the stones are unreadable, broken, or just plain missing. I did the best I could.
(broken 3 pieces)
Rev. B.  THAKARA
thats all that is readable

?  THACKARA
Wife of ? THACKARA
born May 6 1781
died Feb. 21, 1857

William NORCROSS
1st Lieut Continental Line
Revolutionary War
1745-1820

In Memory of Ruth
wife of Thomas PENN
Died Jan. 28, 1837
aged 81 years

Thomas PENN
Co P 3 NJ Regt.
Revolutionary War
June 25, 1751
Dec. 20, 1831

In Memory of Ruth
Daughter of Joseph & Tamar PEACOCK
Died Sept. 20 1811
aged 21 yrs, 10 mos, 16 days

In Memory of Ann
Daughter of Joseph & Tamar PEACOCK
died Sept. 15 1832
aged 21 yrs, & 1 day

In Memory of Joseph
Son of Joshua & Ann PEACOCK
died Aug. 5th 1855
aged (?) yrs, 11 mos, & 2 days

(only left is foot stone, initials)
T.P.

In Memory of Hannah Ann
daughter of Samuel T. & Elizabeth PEACOCK
died March 25 1862
aged 4 years, 11 mos, 25 days

In Memory of Ruth Anna
daughter of Samuel T. and Elizabeth PEACOCK
died July 17, 1856
aged 6 yrs, 8 mos, & 3 days

In Memory of Joseph H.
son of Samuel T. and Elizabeth PEACOCK
died Sept. 18 1868
aged 4 yrs, 9 mos, & 1 day

small white stone with initials only
D.P.N.

Martha NORCROSS
died Jan. 1 1866
aged 85 yrs
(rest of stone sunk in ground)

Job NORCROSS
(top broken off)
Who Departed this life
(unreadable) August ? 1851
aged 71 yrs & 11 mos.

(broken )NORCROSS
(unreadable) 1845

Father
Austin A. Bozarth
died April 18 1895
aged 73 yrs

In Memory of
James WARE
Who departed this life
Oct. 9th 1865
in the 67(?) year of his life

Ruth WARE
Dec. 25th 1855
In the 57th year of her life

In memory of
Joshua ELDRIDGE
who departed this life
Jan 22nd 1851
In the 87th year of his age

Amy ELDREDGE (spelled wrong)
wife of Joshua ELDREDGE
who departed this life
Sept. 4th 1846
in her 72nd year of her age.

My Husband
George NORCROSS
born June 28th 1818
died Nov. 6th 1896

(stone had chiseled Initials)
M.L.N.

Herace
Son of Joseph &Ann NORCROSS
May 24 1882

? NORCROSS
B. May 25th 172
died Dec. 1 1877

Levi S. BRADDOCK
1826- 1865
his wife
Margaret M. BRADDOCK
1829-1871
Their Daughter
Elizabeth BRADDOCK
1851-1852

  In Memory of
Hannah Norcross
wife of
Crofty KIRCHENBOWER
born Oct 11 1823
Died July 8 1897

In Memory of
Crofty KIRCHENBOWER
died July 17 1886
aged 65 years & 10 mos.
  A precious one from us has gone.
   A voice we loved is still
  A place is vacant in our home
(the rest is sunk in and burried)

Small stones Initials only
R.K
G.M.K
J.K.

Samuel NORCROSS
Feb 22 1800
April 22 1880

Ann M. NORCROSS
Aug. 8 1802
Aug. 10 1889

(no dates at all)
Martha BEEBE
(no dates at all)
Leonard BEEBE

(foot stone)
J.G.

In fond remembrance of
Susan NORCROSS
died Jan 29 1882
Aged 70 yrs 11 mos. 4 days

In Fond Remembrance of
John NORCROSS
died Dec. 16 1890
Aged 80 years 9 mos 10 days

( Family Stone & plot)
   NORCROSS
1857  Joshua P.  1937
1854  Susan E.  1910
1862  Margaret  1931
1881  Wilbert S.  1889
1896  Jeanette  1900

JOSHUA H. DUBLE
Born  May 5, 1802
Died  Nov. 19 1894
Aged 92 yrs. 6 mos. 14 days
  The memory of the just  (the rest is unreadable)

(broken off top)
SARAH
wife of JOSHUA DUBLE
(unreadable)

MARY A. STOY
Born Oct. 11 1832
Died Feb. 23 1897
  Asleep in Jesus
Let not your heart be troubled
Ye, Believe in God
Believe also in me

Our Mother        
S. ELIZABETH
wife of John R. Duble
Born June 9, 1846
Died Sept. 10 1920
  At Rest

Our Father
John R.
Husband of
Anna Duble
Born Aug. 2, 1829
Died Sept. 8, 1915
Asleep in Jesus
Blessed sleep from which none ever
awaken to weep.

Our Mother
Anna
wife of John R. Duble
Born June 20, 1834
Died June 2, 1873
A precious one from us has gone
(could not read the rest)

Small white stones next to these.
William
Joseph
Emma
Mary

Also bases of stones all around, some stones no writing left at all.

Mother
Elizabeth Wells
1816- 1896
Father
Thomas Wells
1814-1886

At Rest
Laura E. Wells
1858-1874

Amy Norcross
Born Aug. 24 1846
Died Feb 1 1924
The one we loved is now at rest.
Her fond true heart is still.
The hand that always helped us
Now lies in deaths cold

Our Mother
Susanna Norcross
Died April 7, 1901
Age 83 years
Her (?) are past her
Work is done and she is fully blest
She fought the fight
the victory won and entered into rest

(broken top)
Joseph Norcross
Died
(sunk) 15, 1884

Martha Norcross
Born Nov. 9 1848
Died Nov. 10 1910
  Dearest loved one
we have laid thee in the peaceful graves embrace
but thy memory will be cherished

Benjamin B. Norcross
Born April 10, 1857
Died Dec 21 1926
Asleep in Jesus
Let not your heart be troubled
Ye believe in God,
Believe also in me

G. Washington Dixon
1914-1915

Baby Dixon
1961-son of - 1961
John - Virginia

Benjamin Cline
1837-1920

Caroline Cline
1844-1915
 
Father
M.B. Nicolai
1848-1934
****************************

Lori Anna DIXON
July 10, 1963
Dec. 27, 1996

Mary E. PRETTYMAN
1915-1932
"At Rest"

(stone broken in half)
Willard
Son of
Thomas & Mary SHARP
Died Sept. 2 1899
5 Mos, 10 days

To know them was to love them
           MILLER
Ella May              Franklin H.
Mar. 2 1926          Apr. 28 1930
May 23 1985        Dec. 24 1985

John Lester DIXON
New Jersey
Pvt. Artillery Corps.
July 6 1933
June 23 1968

DIXON
Forever in Our hearts
William A.
1888-1975

Ella May
1897-1974

wood cross, with lambs stenciled
Baby Nicholas DIXON
(same grave)
Nicholas A. DIXON
Mar. 26-30 1994

Danielle DIXON
Sept. 1 1974
Sept. 2 1974
daughter of
Stephen L. Sr. & Kathleen A.

DIXON
1916 Stephen G. 1964
1919 Lillian C. (no date)
The Lord is my Shepherd

Charles F. DIXON
     "Chuck"
May 27, 1953
Nov. 9, 1996

Jean M. ROORK
    DIXON
June 2 1934
Apr. 25 1992

  Daddy
William S. DIXON
1913-1982

   "Tishy"
Helen R. Fackelman
"I love you God"
1966-1979

Thomas Anthony Elton Jr.
AN US Navy
1954-1979

William H. CARPENTER
Pvt. US Army
1910-1983

DIXON
Daughter
Coralee M.
1937-1939

Son
R. Arthur
1938-1968

Mommy
Marie I.
1917-1974

DIXON
George W. DIXON Sr.
Aug. 26, 1881
Feb. 28 1964

Emma G. DIXON
1885-1969

(replacement stone)
George W. Sr.
1881-1964
Emma G.
(1884) date diff, from above -1969

CARPENTER
William H.
1910-1983
Evelyn K.
1913-1989

Love forever more
CARPENTER
1937 George Wayne Sr. 1989
1941 Marjorie J. 1997

CARPENTER
Wayne Edward
1970- (no date)

George W. DIXON Jr.
US Army
World War II
Jan 12 1921- Feb. 14 1988

DUBLE
Melvina E.
1890-1955
Robert G. 1887-1954

BEBBINGTON
1865 Samuel T. 1955
1865 Clara A. 1955

John W. SCOTT
   "Bud"
Aug. 25 1918
Nov. 15 1992

Charles E. SCOTT Sr.
May 26 1928
July 24 1992

Herbert J. SCOTT
June 9 1916
Feb. 10 1973

Mary SCOTT
Dec. 21 1893
June 2 1980

Clarence E. SCOTT Sr.
1892- 1961

William E. JOHNSON
1885-1962

Wife
Stella WORMALD
1880-1942

Large Stone
   MURPHY
William E.            Charlotte
July 12 1929         March 2 1926
Aug. 9 1994          Feb. 4 1998
In loving memory
**********************
(replacement )
William E. MURPHY
Cpl. US Army
   Korea
July 12 1929
Aug. 9 1994

Charlotte LeCOVEY MURPHY
   Nee DIXON
1926-1998

Forever loved
Stephen G. LeCOVEY
Oct. 23 1954
Nov. 5 1989

Stephen G. LeCOVEY
son of
Charlotte & Richard
grandson of
Ella May & William A. DIXON

Forever Loved
John R. LeCovey
May 17 1951
June 23 1998
By all his children
son of
Charlotte & Richard
grandson of
Ella May & William A. DIXON

John W. ELLIS Sr.
US Army
World War II
April 30 1922
Sept. 21 1985

ELLIS
John W. Sr.          Elizabeth J.
April 30 1922         March 10 1929
Sept. 21 1985         Sept. 15 1996

Baby Boy ELLIS
Sept. 2 1970

Oscar
Son of
W.R. & M.C. DUBLE
Died jan 2 1910
Our Darling

My Little Angel
Mark Douglas COOGAN
Oct. 21,   Dec. 23 1977

Sidney J. NORCROSS Sr.
New Jersey
TEC 5
3039 ORD Base BN
World War II
November 2 1919
February 9 1962

1864  Vera NYCE  1924
1877  Olive NYCE  1951
1887  Paul NYCE  1955
1885  Frank HAND 1965
1885  Nellie NYCE HAND 1969

NYCE
Josephine A.       Together       Charles P.
1918                   Forever         1909-1980

Jeramiah HUSTED
Private Co. K 12th Regt.
NJ Vol.
Died Dec. 24 1925
Aged 84 years
At Rest

Cecilia G. HUSTED
Died July 13 1903
Aged 41 years
At Rest

Father
James E. NORCROSS
1889-1944

Son
Gernald W. JONES
1902-1960

Samuel G. NORCROSS
1850 - 1929

Laura G. NORCROSS
1859 - 1938

J. Earl NORCROSS
New Jersey
Pvt. I CL  40 Inf. 14 Div.
May 18 1892
Feb. 11 1945

Charles W. COX
1887 - 1935

Charles J. SCOTT
1866 - 1955

Emma B. SCOTT
1874 -  1963

SAMOYAN
George F.           Ethel
1909 - 1997        1913 - 1981

 

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