Greenlawn Cemetery, West Long Branch, Monmouth County, NJ
Green Lawn Cemetery sits just off
Broadway in West Long Branch, New Jersey not far from Rt 36. From the Garden State Parkway, take exit 105 where you can only go in one direction,
towards the ocean, Long Branch, etc. A few miles down, past Rt 35, Home Depot and other retail stores, Broadway crosses 36 at a traffic light. Make
a right and then proceed a few blocks until you see the cemetery on your left. Note that Greenlawn cemetery is directly adjacent to
Monmouth Fields Jewish Cemetery. In fact, on the grounds which are
fairly clearly Greenlawn, you can see a sign which reads "Hebrew Burial Ground Association." I am not really sure what the meaning of this
sign is. The grounds of Monmouth Fields are pretty much immaculate while the grounds of Greenlawn are overgrown and not at all well maintained.
If you walk the grounds, it is pretty obvious where one burial ground begins and the other ends.
We took about 900 photographs during our visit to Greenlawn. There are some headstones we undoubtedly missed although this is a very good
representation and we do plan to add more in the future which should complete the work. However, not all stones were legible enough
for us to transcribe the information, including, in some cases, full names. We have endeavored to attempt to get the names straight at the
very least but please check our work carefully before relying on any of this for your family history research.
Most of the stones here are fairly old and represent some of the families who helped build this area. It is a shame this ground has been allowed to deteriorate to the degree
it has but such is the way Americans tend to care for their deceased family members in this modern world. Hopefully, if you find ancestry
here, you will expend at least some effort to maintain your family's tombstones. If you would like to help support this cemetery, there is a
sign in the graveyard which addresses making donations to Greenlawn though we have no idea whether this is
legitimate or not. We hope this work assists you in your family history research.
Click on the first letter of last names you are researching to view burial information and tombstone photographs:
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"Erected to the memory of the deceased soldiers of Long Branch and vicinitywho served in the War for the Union, from 1861 to 1865, also for the unknown soldier dead"
Erected by the James B. Morris Woman's Relief Corps No. 5 of Long Branch, NJ on the 4th of July, 1891 Monument Photograph Monument Photograph
Also, the following stones were ones we had difficulty reading:
?, Deborah ~~ - Tombstone Photograph
??ade, Elizabeth (wife of William ??ade) ~~ died Mar 25, 1861, aged 52 yrs Tombstone Photograph
?, Sam'l R. (Co G 2 NJC?) ~~ May 26, 1846 - Feb 19, 1907 Tombstone Photograph