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Headstone Photographs and Transcription for Holmanville Cemetery - East Veterans Hwy, Jackson Township, Ocean County, NJ

Researched, transcribed and August 2001 by Trevor Kirkpatrick / page design September, 2001 by DistantCousin.com

History

The Holmanville cemetery is located across East Veterans Highway from the Holmanville Mormon Church (Faith Bible Church). The cemetery which measures 113 ft. north to south by 96 ft. east to west does not appear to have been the church's cemetery, but rather a family burial ground. The Faith Bible Church does maintain the cemetery but says it is owned by an association and there are still burials conducted here.

The cemetery is believed to have been the family burial plot of Daniel Perrine, jr., son of Daniel and Mary (Martin) Perrine of Freehold Township, Monmouth County, NJ. Daniel settled in the area probably about 1759 when he married his first wife, Sarah Holman whose family owned a large tract in the area. It is this family for whom Holmanville is named.

The earliest grave marker found was a rather large ironstone field marker with "SP 1805" carved into it. This stone along with about a dozen others were found piled in the southeast corner of the cemetery. "S P" is believed to be Sarah Perrine, born 1738 and died August 4, 1805. Daniel who was born about Oct 5, 1735 and died August 1, 1819 at Holmanville is also believed to be buried here along with his second wife Susan Garrison.

Many of those buried here in the north part of the cemetery are are related directoty to Daniel Perrine, jr. or are generally related to the Holman family. All new burials are in the southwest part of the cemetery.

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