Since 1912, five, often disparate, compilations are on record that comprise the decedents in the Old Presbyterian Graveyard. The graveyard is the first and only borough site named as a destination for tourists to visit in the annual Weekend Journey Through the Past event, the Bound Brook Memorial Library will publish a newly-researched 10 copies of "The Old Presbyterian Graveyard: An Historical and Genealogical Resource."
The books offer a four-volume historical and genealogical resource that will provide personal and familial information on individuals. It also will be a primer regarding the cemetery's epitaphs and effigies.
The graveyard is believed to have been established soon after 1725, just behind the first church frame building that faced Main Street. Markers for these earliest graves more than likely were wooden crosses, soon to deteriorate into sawdust. The cemetery's oldest known gravestone, the 1744 resting place of Sarah McCoy, was recorded a century ago. The cemetery's last recorded burial was for Clarkson Blackford, who died in 1900.
I have to wonder why ten copies of what is obviously very expensive printing will be created. Obviously, with only ten copies, there is no profit motive for selling the books. Wouldn't it be cheaper and serve more people to place this information on the Web?
In any case, you can read more in the MyCentralJersey.com web site at http://goo.gl/hkrMo