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Slipp Graveyard
(also listed as Merritt Cemetery, Queenstown)
Hampstead, Queens Co., NB


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Photos by Betty Damery 2002

This cemetery is record using several sets of records made by Dr. Hanney, Dr. Mildred Smith, and Murray S. Thompson, all found at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. The former adding mostly historical note, and each of the remaining two added various notes about the individuals and/or families of those buried here. Where records differ the items recorded as [*]s are from Hanneys' report. Other notations are coded (annotations in round brackets) from Dr. Mildred Smith; and M.S. Thompson are in a separate section and contain additions & annotations. (All extra notes are in blue text.)

Dr. Hanney's report (film)
In the early history of New Brunswick there were few places of public interment, and members of the family were buried on the farm in many cases.  As churches were established and built, graveyards were attached to them, but the fact only Church of England Clergymen were permitted to conduct funeral services in them, prevented members of other Churches from using them, and it was not until non-Comformists got churches and graveyards of their own that the use of private burial places was abandoned. This graveyard contains the graves and monuments of Leonard Slipp, a Loyalist of 1783 and of his descendants and their connections. The first interment in this place was in 1810.
 
 

Camera icon COLWELL - John d. 28 Dec 1833 ae 84 yrs (COLLWELL - John b. NJ 1749; an Ensign in Gen. Coffin's Corps. Early in the war was shot in the head.  Bullet lodged in the back of the head and never removed.  At first, a merchant in St. John; 1795 commanded a company of Loyal Artillery; 1796 was on the Jemseg.)
Camera icon CHILDREN LAST NAME UNKNOWN
Joshua, d. 5 May 1836 ae 9 mos. & 16 days
and  Gilbert, d. 7 Aug 1846 ae 7 mos. & 2 weeks
Camera icon CHILD LAST NAME UNKNOWN
F.P. SSIE - Died 4 Feb 1898 ae 8 yrs
. DURGAN - Catherine E. d/o Thomas & Catherine (Gerow) d. 26 Mar 1843 ae 9 yrs
. GOLDING - Ann [*Anne] w/o Henry Golding d. 21 [*29] Oct 1826 [*ae 23 yrs] (Henry s/o Stephen & Nancy (Gerow) Golding) {nee MERRITT}
Camera icon HATFIELD - Maria w/o Isaac C. Hatfield, d. 10 Oct 1848 ae 33 yrs
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MERRITT - Amasa Merritt 1840 - 1887
His wife Augusta Slipp 1851 - 1945
Their daughter Olive L 1880 - 19__ (not recorded)
Camera icon MERRITT - Augusta Merritt, ae 7 months
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MERRITT - Rev. B. Merritt, d. 25 Aug 1882 ae 69 yrs (1813 - 1882)
(side) Susan wife of Rev. B. Merritt, d. 12 Jan 1877 ae 61 yrs
Camera icon MERRITT - James (poss. a another side of stone?)
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MERRITT - Theodore B. d 11 Jul 1861 ae 6 yrs & 8 mos
James L. d. 26 Apr 1860 ae 1 yr 17 days and 
Children of Abraham & [_____] Merritt
. MERRITT - Bennie M. 7 Apr 1905 - 4 July 1914
. MERRITT - Benjamin d. 11 Mar 1892 ae 34 yrs
Camera icon MERRITT - Benjamin MacDonald Merritt, 1909 - 1981
Brother Arthur Myles 1927 - [blank]
Camera icon MERRITT - Charles Merritt, ae 3 mos & 15 days
. MERRITT - Geo. H. d. 27 Oct 1893 ae 74 yrs
. MERRITT - Harriet J. (Ogden) w/o Geo. H. 7 June 1829 - 16 Dec 1913
. MERRITT - Deborah d. 1 Feb 1846 ae 54 yrs
Camera icon MERRITT - G. F. [dates?]
His wife Ada J. 185? - 1920
Camera icon MERRITT - Gilbert R. Merritt, d. 7 Oct 1857 ae 50 yrs
. MERRITT - Gilbert [*183_] 185_ - 1931
Camera icon MERRITT - Gilbert d. 16 Oct 1840 ae 75 yrs (1765 - 1840)
Camera icon MERRITT - Phebe wife of Gilbert Merritt
Camera icon MERRITT - Mary E. w/o Gilbert Merritt,  d. 15 Mar 1903 ae 43 yrs
Camera icon Appears to be Gilbert Merritt - difficult to read - another side of the previous stone
Camera icon MERRITT - Myles E. Merritt, 1871 - 1967
His wife Margaret J. 1884 - 1953
Camera icon MERRITT - Isaac Merritt, d. 14 Feb 1834 ae 31 yrs
Camera icon MERRITT - Isaac s/o G.R. & Lydia Merritt,  d. 11 Dec 1863 ae 24 yrs
Camera icon MERRITT - Sarah w/o Abraham  d. 1 May 1837 ae 39 yrs 11 mos 23 days
(1797 - 1836)
Camera icon MERRITT - Walter C 1880 - 1957
Camera icon MERRITT - William d. 13 May 1858 ae 20 yrs 6 mos (1837 - 1858)
. Misc. Notes from Dr. Smith: 
MERRITT - (Israel 1806  m. Bell/Isabella Watson who was b. NB; bapt 1787 Long Island; d/o Ann (Taylor) & John Watson; lived in Saint John County.)

MERRITT - Abraham & Ruth PETERS (Hampstead); m. 19 Oct 1815; by licence, Rev. S. R. Clarke; in the presence of Samuel Peters & Calib Merritt (A-#66)

MERRITT - Charles, city and County of Saint John; Will - Saint John County Probate Records - 1878; w: Susan; nephew: William Ingersol Merritt; nephew: John Augustus Wright; brother: William; sister: Eliza.

MERRITT - Benjamin; 1813 - 1882; Minister of Free C. Baptist Church; m.(1) Susan --; m.(2) Mary C. --; buried; Merritt Cemetery. Will - Queens Co. Probate Records - 1882; Parish of Hampstead; wife - Mary C.;dau: Sarah E. w/o Gilbert Merritt; dau: Hannah Vanwart; youngest dau: Lydia Davis; son: Benjamin F.; son: Gilbert Executors: son - Gilbert & George Palmer of Hampstead; Witnessed by: Alfred E. Slipp & George J. Rathburne

MERRITT - George H. 1819 - 1893; Greenwich; m. Harriet Jane Ogden in 1852; by licencse & Peter Spragg, Baptist Minister of Springfield; presence of Robert Jones & Chas. Umphrey.  Kings Co. Marriage Records - Book B - p. 170 Harriet Jane Ogden 7 June 1829 - 16 Dec 1913

MERRITT - Gilbert R.; Will - Queens County Probate Records V 10.6762; Parish of Hampstead; w: Lydia; sons: Israel, Isaac, David, Calib, Joshua; dau: Phebe Merritt

MERRITT - Robert & Elizabeth (ROBINSON)
MERRITT - John    m. Effie Palmer
MERRITT - Annie   m. John Golding
MERRITT - Mary    m. Philip Heustis
MERRITT - Caleb   m. Mary Perley
MERRITT - Gilbert m. Phoebe Birdsell
MERRITT - Israel  m. Mary Peters

MERRITT - Robert; Will - Parish of Hampstead, Kings County; wife: Elizabeth; sons: Calib, Gilbert, Israel, Robert; has two daughters: grand daughter: Elizabeth Merritt; grand daughter: Anna Heustis

MERRITT - Major Thomas; Rye, Westchester Cp, NY; Major in Queen's Rangers; 1783 Parrtown, NS; 1796 Twelve Mile Creek, U.C.; Built & Operated a Mill.

MERRITT - Wm. Hamilton; s/o Maj. Thomas Merritt of Queen's Rangers. 1812 - tried to get better water supply for father's mill; on 12 Mile Creek; 1818 - a survey for a canal; 1824 - Welland Canal Co. incorporated; 1829 - Welland Canal completed - joined Lakes Erie & Ontario.

MERRITT - Lydia Golding (6) m. Robertson Merritt (1809 - 1881) d/o Isaac Golding  and Elizabeth Gerow (5) g. d/o Nancy Gerow (4) d/o Isaac * Gerow (3) and Daniel Gerow (4) s/o Dan * Gerow (3); (* both sons of Dan (2) & (1)

Camera icon PARKER - Bessie 1886 - 1967
Camera icon PETERS - Ruth w/o Abraham  d. 25 Mar 1819 ae 22 yrs 4 mos 4 days
Camera icon PERLEY - Blanche d. 7 May 1874(?) aged 9 yrs
Camera icon RYSON - Catherine (sp?) Camera icon
Camera icon SLIPP - Bella Louisa, daugher of James & Phebe Slipp, d. 6 Nov 1864 ae 7 years and 7 mos
Camera icon SLIPP - Caleb Merritt Slipp, d 22 Aug 1863 in the 25 yrs of his age
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SLIPP - James d. 23 Jan 1857 ae 58 yrs 
(side) Charlotte  d. 12 June 1832 ae 38 yrs
Also his wife Phebe d. 10 Apr 1883 ae 72 yrs
wives of James Slipp
(Will of James Slipp s/o Leonard & Elizabeth (Ryson) Slipp: Queens Co. Probate Records 1857) {1798 - 1857}
. SLIPP - John d. 16 Sept 1860 ae 75 yrs (1785 - 1860) (John b. 24 Aug 1785; m. Hannah Merritt (3rd ch/o Leonard & Elizabeth (Reimer) Slipp / 1785 - 1860)
Camera icon SLIPP - George G. Slipp, d 27 Jun 1907 ae 74 yrs
Sarah A. w/o George G. Slipp, 15 Apr 1882 ae 48
Camera icon SLIPP - Jane M. Slipp, died 28 Dec 1838 aged 4 yrs
Camera icon SLIPP - Mura daughter of George &  [ ?? ] Slipp also Edward 
This stone if very difficult to read and must be confirmed with a closer reading
Camera icon SLIPP - Phebe E. d/o the late Leonard & Mary Ann Slipp, d. 1 Oct 1868 ae 18 yrs 4 mos {verse calls her sister}
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SLIPP - Leonard (Sr.) Loyalist of Dutch descent, b. 20 Aug 1748; Came to New York from Germany in 1768 [*1766]; Settled in Hampstead, NB in 1783; d. 29 Sept 1833 ae 85 yrs. 
also his wife, Elizabeth Ryson, d. 11 Jan 1821 ae 64 yrs Erected by Descendants bearing the Family Name Nov 1_03 [prob 1903 ?]
(side) His Sons: John d. 1860 ae 75 yrs / George d. 1860 ae 73 yrs / William d. 1864 ae 75 yrs / Leonard d. 1858 ae 64 yrs / James d. 1857 ae 58 yrs 
(side) His Daughters: Magdaline Good d. 1858 ae 78 yrs / Catherine Clark d. 1816 ae 33 yrs / Elizabeth Musgrove d. 1870 ae 83 yrs / Mary Palmer d. 1858 ae 66 yrs / Hannah Curry d. 1874 ae 78 yrs
Camera icon SLIPP - Leonard Slipp, d 23 June1858 ae 64 yrs
Camera icon SLIPP - Robert Slipp, d. 19 Oct 1884 ae 69 yrs 
 John d. 23 Jan 1857 ae 58 yrs / Phebe d. 10 Apr 1883 ae 72 yrs / Charlotte d. 12 June 1832 ae 38 [*28] yrs (SLIPP - Robert; b. 1815; d. 19 Oct 1884; farmer; Hampstead; w: Emily; son: Odbar; daughters: Eliza; Augusta; Helen; grandson: Robert S. Maxwell)
. SLIPP - John Slipp, d. 23 Jan 1857 ae 58 yrs / Phebe d. 10 Apr 1883 ae 72 yrs / Charlotte d. 12 June 1832 ae 38 [*28] yrs 
Camera icon SLIP - Peter S. son of Geo. & Susan Slip, d 3 Apr 1838 in his 3rd yr
Camera icon SLIPP - Sarah w/o Leonard Slipp, Jr. d. 8 June 1816 ae 45 yrs (1771 -1816)
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SLIPP - J. Walter [___]; Wilber [1885 aged __ days]; [Leonard]  - all children of [A & L]  Slipp (poss. of Leonard and Sarah Slipp)
. Part of the Slipp Cemetery which was relocated in 1916 by D.C. Slipp to make way for the Valley Railroad lines. When my grandfather moved these graves he found 2 or 3 petrified bodies, which caused quite a bit of excitement around the village. The railway passed through the farm close by the Cemetery, and as the Cemetery was on higher ground it had to be cut down to the level of the surrounding ground, and the slope would disturb the graves, so they had to be moved. (All notes in this section by MST)
. BELYEA - James  d. Aug 1857 ae 35 yrs
. BELYEA - Maria  d. 4 Jul 1855 ae 30 yrs also her children - (cannot read names)
. VAN WART - William  1 Jan 1798 - 3 Jan 1867 / h/w Catherine (*) 24 Sep 1805 - 15 Oct 1897 (* Note by M.S.T. = nee MacAlpine)
. VAN WART - (side of Wm's stone) son Levarett  d. 29 Mar 1860 ae 23 yrs 
. VAN WART - Wesley  22 Apr 1841 - 30 Jan 1909 / h/w Hannah (*) 1 Dec 1844 - 25 Nov 1901 (* Note by W.S.T. = nee Merritt)
. VAN WART - Priscilla  d. 1844 in her 32nd yr
. VAN WART - William  d. 6 Jan 1850 ae 81 yrs
Camera icon WOOD - Amas A - died 15 Apr 189? - only son of Stephen & Elizabeth
Camera icon WOOD - Elizabeth 1825 - 1909
Camera icon WOOD - Stephen F died 7 Apr 1875 - aged 59 yrs
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(died 16 day 1860 aged 75 years)
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Camera icon Camera iconElizabeth [___] {broken stone}
Camera iconSusan [___], & Catharine d 26 Feb 18?? ae 75yrs(?)
Modified: Sunday, 27-Jan-2008 11:02:47 MST