Riverside Cemetery, Toms River, Ocean County, NJ, Ocean County, NJ

Riverside Cemetery is located a very short distance from the Garden State Parkway, just off route 37, between Old Freeehold Road and Lakewood Road.   The laand is shaped liked an arrowhead, the point being where the two roads meet.   Many older graves are located towards the point of the arrow, along both roads.   Newer burials tend towards the back end, by the fat end of the arrow head.   The cemetery remains active and is run by an association named "Riverside Cemetery Lot Owners" which can be reached (according to various online sources) as follows:

Po Box 4541
Toms River, NJ 08754

The place is well maintained and, although some old stones have fallen or suffered significant errosion, is in generally very good condition.   Many of the folks interred here represent some of the oldest Toms River families although we have no idea when it fist opened.   If you have any information pertaining to the history of Riiverside, we would love to hear it.

Our work at Riverside Cemetery is an ongoing project which likely will take some time to complete.   Also, we are concerned exclusively with older burials and will not be photographing any of the newer sections.   As we photograph and transcribe, information will be posted on the site.   You may access the information and photographs by clicking on the first letter of the last name of the individual you are researching, below.

Click on the first letter of last names you are researching to view burials

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  • The Unknown From the Sea (erected by the State of New Jersey) 1804   Photograph

    The following are a few grave markers we were not able to decipher:

  • Unknown possibly Perot, Andy Ba??een ~~   Tombstone Photograph   Tombstone Photograph

  • Penn? or Branson, Delbert H. ~~ 1892 - 1979   Tombstone Photograph

  • Potter, Reuben ~~ 181 -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Potter, Dist? ~~ - 1891   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown ~~ - aged 6 months and 7 days   Tombstone Photograph

  • Clayton?, Julia Annie ? ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Clayton?, Hanington (dau. of Julia Annie) ~~ died Sep 25, 1899   Tombstone Photograph

  • ? possibly Chamberlain?, Willie ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • ?, Mary P. could belong to Irons or Bogart families ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • 3 toppled, broken, partially buried stones next to Stephen R. Gant ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Unknown, Lena - could belong to Cranmer family ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cranmer? or possibly Disbrow, unreadable ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cranmer? or possibly Disbrow, William ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • Cranmer? or possibly Disbrow, Amanda? ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • ? possibly Branson, John ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • unknown - possibly Wilsey or Applegate ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • unknown fallen stone, possibly Hagaman ~~ -   Tombstone Photograph

  • ?, Barzilla J. (son of ?) ~~ died ?, 1867   Tombstone Photograph