DORSETT TOWN HISTORIC CEMETERY

HOLMDEL, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY



The Dorsett Town Historic Cemetery is located on Telegraph Hill Road at the intersection of Cresent Road. A sign says it was established 1700. As of July 20, 2000, it is overgrown and unkept. A few markers are visible, a few American flags, a few broken sandstone markers and one small piece of a brownstone marker were visible from the road.
The following list was compiled by Henry C. McLean of Red Bank, May 30, 1938, and a copy of it was supplied by the Monmouth County Historical Association Library & Archives.

Bailey, Joseph, d. Jul. 7, 1815, age 72-9-7;
Bailey, Joseph W., d. Jul. 19, 1814, age 71-9-7;
Bailey, Mary, d. Jan. 20, 1879, age 40, wife of Joseph Bailey;
Bailey, Stephen, d. Dec. 26, 1830, age 55-10-15;
Batterman, Eunice Oterson, d. Sep. 5, 1909, wife of Ferdinand Batterman;
Batterman, Ferdinand, d. Jul. 26, 1930;
Bayley, John, d. Jul. 19, 1844, age 71-3-22;
Bayley, Sarah, wife of John Bayley;
Bradway, Richard, son of Richard & Elizabeth Bradway;
Cornell, Samuel, d. Nov. 5, 1784, age 30-3-28;
Cottrell, Catherine, d. Mar. 9, 1817, age 28-0-4, wife of Robert Cottrell;
Cottrell, Mary, d. Oct. 7, 1868, age 74-6, wife of Robert Cottrell;
Cottrell, Robert, d. Jan. 22, 1877, age 97-7-2;
Dorsett, Ann, d. Dec. 26, 1891, age 85-10-8;
Dorsett, Elizabeth, d. May 31, 1879, age 101-11-16, daughter of Joseph & Hannah Dorsett, 6th in descent, and the last Dorsett to reside on this property;
Dorsett, Hannah, d. Aug. 26, 1807, age 63-7-11, wife of Joseph Dorsett;
Dorsett, James, d. 1720, settled here 1676, descendants occupied farm until 1840;
Dorsett, Joseph, d. Dec. 25, 1770, age 48-4-9;
Dorsett, Joseph, d. Feb. 14, 1822, age 41-7-12;
Dorsett, Joseph, d. Mar. 6, 1847, age 27, son of Joseph & Sarah Dorsett;
Dorsett, Joseph, d. Feb. 9, 1855, age 78-1-18;
Dorsett, Joseph I., d. Feb. 5, 1858, age 78-1-18;
Dorsett, Maria Schenck, d. Jul. 31, 1864, age 71-8-26, wife of Joseph I. Dorsett;
Dorsett, Mary, d. Feb. 2, 1799, age 80-7, wife of Joseph Dorsett;
Hoff, Elizabeth, d. May 30, 1843, age 70-10-15, wife of John Hoff, Sr.;
Hoff, Elizabeth, d. Jan. 17, 1774, age 81-9-3, wife of William Hoff;
Hoff, Huldah, d. Mar. 1816, age 81-9-17, wife of John Hoff;
Hoff, John A., d. Jun. 10, 1877, age 80;
Hoff, John Sr., d. Jul. 18, 1831, age 62-2-18;
Hoff, Margaret E., Dec. 29, 1843, age 0-1-2, daughter of Peter P. & Mary S. Hoff;
Hoff, Sarah Maria, d. Apr. 13, 1864, age 63-5-4, wife of John A. Hoff;
Hoff, William, d. Nov. 8, 1746, age 62;
Neil, Janet, b. Oct. 31, 1804, d. Mar. 18, 1881;
Oterson, John, d. May 20, 1862, age 2-8-3, son of John & Louisa Oterson;
Oterson, John, d. Jan. 9, 1873, age 47;
Oterson, Louisa, wife of John Oterson;
Pollock, Adelia B., b. Sep. 28, 1828, d. Jun. 4, 1877, wife of Hugh S. Pollock;
Pollock, Agnes, b. Apr. 16, 1814, d. Aug. 4, 1890;
Pollock, Henry B., b. Jun. 3, 1844, d. Nov. 11, 1847, adopted son of Hugh S. & Adelia B. Pollock;
Pollock, Hugh S., b. May 24, 1817, d. May 28, 1890;
Poole, Elizabeth, d. Mar. 18, 1827, age 65-9-26, wife of Richard Poole;
Poole, George, d. May 6, 1812, age 77-2-15;
Poole, Richard, d. Feb. 14, 1830, age 69-4-1;
Ritschy, Cornelius Gershom, d. Feb. 7, 1887, age 2-10;
Ritschy, Frederick L., b. 1877, d. 1926;
Ritschy, Frederick W., Co. F. 99th NY Inf.
Ritschy, John Jacob, d. Jan. 2, 1882, age 1-10;
Ruckman, Caroline, d. Jun. 6, 1862, wife of Elisha Ruckman;
Sproul, Catherine, b. 1826, d. 1905;
Sproul, Elizabeth, d. Jan. 26, 1860, age 81, daughter of James & Zilpha Sproul;
Sproul, James, d. Aug. 8, 1872, age 71-2-7;
Sproul, Jonathan, d. Nov. 22, 1820, age 12-9-22, son of Oliver & Rachel Sproul;
Sproul, Jonathan, d. Dec. 7, 1863, age 24-1-26, Sgt. Co C 10th Reg., NY State Vol.;
Sproul, Julia Ann Walling, d. Oct. 26, 1890, age 85-5-26, wife of James Sproul;
Sproul, Julia Ann, d. Mar. 1, 1860, age 19-2-16, daughter of James & Julia Ann Sproul;
Sproul, Oliver, d. Jan. 29, 1835, age 5-9-11, son of James & Julia Ann Sproul;
Sproul, Oliver, d. Jun. 3, 1859, age 82;
Sproul, Rachel, d. Jan. 1835, age 4-5-3, daughter of James & Julia Ann Sproul;
Sproul, Rachel Dorsett, d. May 1, 1827, age 49-3-17, wife of Oliver Sproul;
Sproul, Sarah, d. May 24, 1858, age 74-1-9, wife of Oliver Sproul, and former wife of Joseph Dorsett;
Sproul, Wilson, b. 1842, d. 1904;
Stillwell, Jacob C., d. Apr. 10, 1850, age 55-11-1;
Unsworth, Carrie Oterson, b. Feb. 13, 1862, d. Jan. 25, 1906, wife of George Unsworth;
Van Der Belt, Anne, d. Dec. 5, 1758, age 19-5-10, wife of Aris Van Der Belt, daughter of James & Anne Dorsett;
Vanderbilt, Elizabeth, d. Dec. 28, 1822, age 81-4-29, wife of John Vanderbilt;
Vanderbilt, Jane, d. Sep. 15, 1844, age 81-6-8;
Vanderbilt, John, d. Oct. 6, 1765, age 30-11-12;
Vanderbilt, Mary, d. Jan. 13, 1851, age 85-9-15, daughter of John & Elizabeth Vanderbilt;
Walling, Elizabeth D., d. Feb.26, 1879, age 56-6-22, wife of Gershom Walling;
Walling, Elizabeth G., d. Oct. 22, 1854, age 70, wife of Thorn Walling;
Walling, Elsie, b. Aug 18, 1844, d. Jul. 11, 1848, daughter of Hamilton & Elizabeth Walling;
Walling, Garret A., d. Nov. 11,1862, age 23-3-12, Co. E., 32 Reg. NY State Vol.;
Walling, Garret, d. Jan. 24, 1938 died and buried in the city of NY;
Walling, John, b. Feb. 10, 1846, d. Jul. 11, 1848, son of Hamilton & Elizabeth Walling;
Walling, Mary Jane, d. Nov. 2, 1872, age 41, wife of Thorn Walling;
Walling, Minerva E., d. Nov. 14, 1884, age 36-1-26, daughter of Gershom & Elizabeth D. Walling;
Walling, Sarah, d. Mar. 23, 1854, age 68-3-15, wife of Garret;
Walling, Sarah, d. Jan. 12, 1806, age 39-3-11, wife of Philip Walling;
Walling, Sarah M., d. Feb. 10, 1879, age 32-2-8, daughter of Gershom & Elizabeth D. Walling;
Walling, Thorn, d. May 7, 1880, age 69-9;
Willet, Taylor, d. Jan. 24, 1824, age 22-5-20, son of Taylor & Judith Willet;
George Joynson Last updated November 2010