Place:Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States


Alt namesMiddletonsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34004387
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates40.383°N 74.117°W
Located inMonmouth, New Jersey, United States
Contained Places
Mount Olivet Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Middletown is an inhabited place, listed in Wikipedia


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Middletown is one of the oldest sites of European settlement in New Jersey. It was established in 1664, after the English conquest of New Amsterdam; but there was unauthorized settlement before that. Several small historic cemeteries are in the area.

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Local Cemeteries

  • the Throckmorton-Lippit-Taylor Burying Ground
  • Old First Church, 69 Kings Highway, founded 1688
  • Christ Episcopal Church, 92 Kings Highway, established 1702
  • Middletown Reform Church, 121 Kings Highway, chartered 1836
  • All Saints Memorial Church, 202 Navesink Ave, opened 1864

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Prominent Settlers

  • Penelope Stout was born in 1622 in Amsterdam, Noord, Holland, died in 1732 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, English Colony, at age 110
  • Richard Stout son of John Stout and Elsabeth Bee , was born in 1605 in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England, died on 23 Oct 1705 in Middletown, Monmouth, N.J., at age 100
  • Joseph Murray
  • Clinton P. Heath was born a slave in 1852 in North Carolina and was the co-founder of the Clinton Chapel, A.M.E. Zion Church, on Red Hill Road.
  • John Throckmorton Sr., from Providence, Rhode Island, died about 1684.
  • Edward C. Burdge
  • Melvin A. Rice
  • John Stillwell
  • Edward Taylor, Esq., was born August 20, 1712 and died January 18, 1783
  • Richard Hartshorne

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