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Smock Burying Ground, Holmdel, Monmouth County, NJ


Located at the junction of Long Bridge Rd. and Willowbrook about a quarter to a half mile south of Newman Springs Rd. (Rt 520) in Holmdel near the borders of Colts Neck and Middletown, the Smock Burying Ground sits in an open field. The stones are protected from moisture but have wasted away from age. Only a few remain and of these, very view are readable. We have included photos of all which we found and referenced Dr. Stillwell's Genealogical Miscellany for the transcription of those which were illegible or not found. Stilwell apparently did not list all stones - he commented as such in his work. Notable among the ommissions were those of the Vanarsdale and Lane families though he did not give a reason for their ommission. Stillwell did note that many stones were badly broken. We have included whatever we could find and made conjecture only where we could find none of what was legible on the stones in Stillwell's work.

Transcription and Photographs

  • Hoffmire, Deborah ~ died Mar 30, 1860, aged 80 years   ~ Photo

  • Smock, Anne (daughter of George Smock and Sarah, his first wife) ~ died Jun 9, 1799, aged 8 years, 9 months   ~ Photo

  • Smock, Barnes H. ~ died Dec 4, 1818, aged 53 years, 11 months, 28 days   ~ Photo ~ Dr. Stillwell lists his age as 58 years but it appears that this should be 53 years

  • Smock, Cornelia Stillwell (wife of William R. Smock) ~ died May 26, 1853, aged 37 years, 5 months, 29 days   ~ Photo

  • Smock, Elizabeth Conover (wife of John Smock, sr.) ~ died May 7, 1812, aged 87 years, 1 month, 19 days   ~ Photo

  • Smock, Elizabeth (wife of Peter S. Smock) ~ died Sep 3, 1855, aged 29 years, 1 month, 1 day   ~ Photo

  • Smock, John, sr. ~ died Feb 26, 1808, aged 81 years, 13 days   ~ Photo

  • Smock, John R. ~ died Oct 18, 1867, aged 69 years, 4 months, 9 days   ~ Photo

  • Smock, Lydia (wife of Barnes Smock) ~ Stone was badly broken when Stillwell walked through   ~ Photo

  • Smock, Rhoda (daughter of John and Eleanor Smock) ~ died Apr 10, 1835, aged 3 months, 6 days   ~ Photo ~ please note that Stillwell lists Rhoda as the daughter of John Smock, sr. and Elizabeth C., his wife but the inscription on the tombstone is clearly different

  • Smock, Ruleff ~ died Sep 24, 1835, aged 65 years, 10 months, 4 days   ~ Photo

  • Smock, Sarah (wife of George Smock) ~ died Mar 30, 1794, aged 38 years, 11 months, 6 days   ~ Photo

  • Stillwell, unknown ~ -   ~ Photo ~ note that Stillwell did not mention this stone in his transcription

  • Vanarsdale, Augustus (won of Simon and Elizabeth Vanarsdale) ~ died Nov 29, 1869, aged 42 years, 4 months, 5 days   ~ Photo ~ note that Stillwell did not mention this stone in his transcription

  • Vanarsdale, Eleanor ~ -   ~ Photo ~ note that Stillwell did not mention this stone in his transcription

  • Vanarsdale, Jacob C. (son of Simon and Elizabeth Vanarsdale) ~ died Nov 6, 1866, aged 32 years, 9 months, ? days   ~ Photo   ~ Photo # 2 ~ note that Stillwell did not mention this stone in his transcription

  • Vanarsdale, Sarah Elizabeth (wife of August Vanarsdale) ~ died Nov 24, 1880, aged 48 years, 4 months, 11 days   ~ Photo ~ note that Stillwell did not mention this stone in his transcription

  • Vanarsdale?, could be Simon or wife or child of Simon ~ died Aug 28, 1866, aged 65 years, 7 months, 9 days   ~ Photo ~ note that Stillwell did not mention this stone in his transcription

  • unknown but could be a Vanarsdale ~ aged 50 years, 11 months, 5 days   ~ Photo ~ note that Stillwell did not mention this stone in his transcription

  • Van Devanter, Jeremiah (son of Jacob Van Devanter and Sarah, his first wife) ~ died Aug 26, 1803, aged 24 years, 15 days   ~ Photo

    The following are individuals whom Dr. Stillwell made note of but for whom we could find no stone:

    • Smock, Margaret (wife of George Smock) ~ died Jul 5, 1850, aged 80 years, 1 month, 1 day

    • Jones, Margaret S. (daughter of Samuel Jones) ~ died Oct 13, 1857, aged 4 months, 17 days

    • Smock, Eleanor (wife of John R. Smock) ~ died Mar 11, 1864, aged 68 years, 5 months, 12 days

    • Smock, Jane (wife of Henry Smock) ~ died Dec 7, 1834, aged 67 years, 9 months, 26 days

    • Smock, Mary Ann ~ Oct 17, 1813 - Mar 18, 1874

    • Smock, Barnes B. ~ died Sep 26, 1851, aged 80 years, 3 months, 13 days

    • Smock, Hendrick ~ died Jun 14, 1786, aged 49 years, 5 months, 27 days

    • Smock, Sarah (wife of Rulef P. Smock / daughter of Daniel and Rhoda Holmes) ~ died Oct 13, 1860, aged 31 years, 9 months

    • Smock, Peter R. ~ Mar 2, 1801 - Mar 3, 1870

    • Smock, Catherine Hendrickson (wife of Peter R. Smock) ~ Oct 8, 1801 - Sep 9, 1890

    • Golden, Jane ~ Jan 8, 1803 - Oct 25, 1868

    • Vanderveer, Thos. T. ~ died Feb 8, 1876, aged 50 years

    • Vanderveer, Peter H. ~ died Aug 28, 1881, aged 64 years, 9 months, 11 days

    • Vanderveer, Elias ~ died Jan 12, 1876, aged 80 years, 6 months, 6 days

    • Vanderveer, Sarah (wife of Elias Vanderveer) ~ died Oct 8, 1858, aged 61 years, 6 months, 27 days

    The following were stones which were broken or otherwise illegible

    • illegible   ~ Photo

    • illegible   ~ Photo

    • illegible   ~ Photo

    • broken - apparently was broken when Stillwell visited the site   ~ Photo

    • broken but possible the rest of Deborah Hoffmire's   ~ Photo

    • broken   ~ Photo

    • Smock, unknown   ~ Photo

    • illegible   ~ Photo

    • unknown   ~ Photo

    • broken   ~ Photo

    • unknown   ~ Photo

    • unknown   ~ Photo

    • broken   ~ Photo

    • illegible   ~ Photo


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