Ten-Mile Run Cemetery, Old Georgetown Road, Franklin Township, Somerset County, NJ

Ten Mile Run Cemetery sits along Old Georgetown Road just past Copper Mine Road in historic Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey.   From what I can glean from Google Maps, contrary to what some other sites say, it is not located in the borough of Rocky Hill nor, contrary to what my GPS device claims, Princeton.   My best judgement is it can be found in Franklin Township so if your GPS device cannot locate the appropriate roads, try any of the aforementioned towns to locate the junction of Old Georgetown and Copper Mine Roads. &mnsp; Then proceed a short ways on Old Georgetown Rd.

The cemetery is small, holding perhaps 500 or so interments but definitely less than a thousand.   It houses the remains of many notable New Jersey colonial surnames like Conover, Cortelyou, Nevius, Schenck, Staats, and Voorhees plus a few more recent ones.   Tombstones vary from colonial period to the most modern version.   Many are far too worn to read completely.   We photographed every stone and then have transcribed and posted the photographs of the legible ones.   We have skipped those for which we could not ascertain a surname, at least without reverting to guessing, and although our transcription may contain mistakes due to difficulty reading the inscriptions, we believe we have done a fairly solid job of it.

We hope you find the following transcription with tombstone photographs of some interest in your family history research.   Let us know if you have any trouble accessing photographs.


Click on the first letter of last names you are researching to view burial information and tombstone photographs:

  A .. B   C   D .. G   H .. K   L .. P   Q .. Z

The following are some of the stones we had difficulty with:

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  • "In memory of unknown buried" ~~   Tombstone Photograph

  • "To honor those who gave their lives building Delaware and Raritan Canal, 1834" ~~   Tombstone Photograph

  • , Clar Howard (only dau of ??andle and ? ??ssi??) ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • ? possible Fourt, Anne ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • ? ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

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  • ?, ?He??? (possible Van Dike or Vreeland) ~~ died Oct 26, 1835, in the 85th yr of his age -   Tombstone Photograph

  • ???ee?er, Catharine (wife of Garret ???ee?er) ~~ died Oct 5, 1854, in the 35th yr of her age   Tombstone Photograph