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The Compton Cemetery, Belford, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ


Researched and transcribed by Trevor Kirkpatrick / photography and page design by David Podmajersky

History

The Compton Cemetery is located on the corner of Church Street (Old Plank Road) and Jane Street, Belford, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ. The lot was first surveyed on May 24, 1941 by Henry C. McLean of Red Bank, Monmouth County, NJ. The lot was again surveyed and verified by the author on July 5, 1984 and again on July 9, 1989. This plot contains the family of Cornelius Compton III, son of Cornelius and Lydia (Crawford) Compton of Shoal Harbor (Port Monmouth), Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ. The cemetery is overgrown and measures roughly thirty eight feet wide by thirty two feet long and all the stones were either destroyed into pieces or buried. The author uncovered many fragments and several complete stones and reburied them when the survey was completed.

Transcription and Photographs

The following Compton family members are known to be buried here:

  • Sarah Compton, daughter of Cornelius IV and Abigail (Seeley) Compton of Shoal Harbor ~ Mar 7, 1837 - Feb 18, 1947, aged 9 years, 11 months, 11 days   ~ Monument Photo

  • Emily Amanda Compton, daughter of Isaac and Emley Amanda (Orchard) Compton of Shoal Harbor ~ born Feb 15, 1817 - Jul 10, 1843, aged 26 years, 4 months, 25 days

  • Abigail Seeley, daughter of Captain John and Hannah (Youmans) Seeley of Waycake and wife of Cornelius Compton IV ~ Nov 11, 1802 - Feb 24, 1880, aged 77 years, 3 months, 13 days

  • Cornelius Compton IV, son of Cornelius III and Huldah (Stout) Compton of Shoal Harbor ~ Nov 20, 1798 - Apr 17, 1859, aged 60 years, 5 months

  • Cornelius Compton III, son of Cornelius and Lydia (Crawford) Compton ~ Nov 20, 1761 - Jan 22, 1816, aged 55 years

  • Huldah Hestor Compton, daughter of Cornelius and Lydia (Crawford) Compton ~ Dec 5, 1760 - Mar 5, 1855, aged 94 years, 3 months

  • Jonathan Stout ~ Sep 20, 1776 - Sep 14, 1825, aged 48 years, 11 months, 25 days

  • Esther Morris, daughter of Benjamin and Lydia (Crawford) Morris and wife of Jonathan Stout ~ Jan 19, 1777 - Oct 6, 1864, aged 87 years, 8 months, 17 days

  • Mary S. Compton, daughter of Cornelius III and Hulda (Stout) Compton and wife of Benjamin A. Holmes ~ May 19, 1796 - Oct 13, 1860, aged 64 years, 4 months, 24 days

  • Benjamin A. Holmes ~ 1798 - Feb 28, 1862, aged 64 years

  • Huldah Compton, daughter of John and Deborah Compton ~ Mar 5, 1757 - Feb 18, 1838, aged 80 years, 11 months, 13 days   ~ Monument Photo

  • Hannah Compton, daughter of Cornelius III and Huldah (Stout) Compton ~ Dec 15, 1794 - Oct 7, 1862, aged 67 years, 9 months, 22 days

  • Hiram Seeley, son of Captain John and Hannah (Youmans) Seeley ~ Dec 24, 1804 - Jul 15, 1860, aged 55 years, 6 months, 20 days

  • Deborah Compton, daughter of Cornelius III and Hulda (Stout) Compton and wife of Hiram Seeley ~ Nov 7, 1807 - Feb 3, 1886, aged 79 years

  • Hulda Compton, daughter of Isaac and Emley Amanda (Orchard) Compton ~ Sep 17, 1838 - Nov 9, 1838, aged 1 month, 21 days

  • George W. Compton, son of Isaac and Mary S. (Walling) Compton ~ Nov 2, 1854 - Mar 6, 1858, aged 3 years, 5 months

    The following people are believed to be buried in this plot based on genealogy research on the family by the author:

  • Huldah Stout, wife of Cornelius Compton III ~ Jun 3, 1771 - after 1816 (supposed)

  • Mary Compton, daughter of Cornelius III and Huldah (Stout) Compton ~ Nov 19, 1792 - 1793 (supposed)

  • Cornelius Compton, jr., son of Cornelius Compton, sr. ~ 1705 - Jul 28, 1764, aged 59 years (supposed)

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