TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rahway Avenue and Trinity Lane
WOODBRIDGE, MIDDLESEX CO., NEW JERSEY
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- This webpage is authored by Audrey (Shields) Hancock.
- Additional pictures of gravestones from the cemetery are welcome.
- Additional information is welcome.
- Contributors of gravestone pictures or information will be acknowledged.
Picture, October 2000
TRACKING DOWN ANCESTORS
Dave Shields of Long Island, NY
Audrey (Shields) Hancock of Portage, MI
Unrelated SHIELDSes, but descendants of DUNHAMs of NJ & others.
Researching the ancestry of Joseph Dunham of Westfield, Union Co., NJ
said to be a descendant of Jonathan Singletary-Dunham.
See: DUNHAM FAMILY HOMEPAGE
650 Rahway Avenue
Trinity Episcopal Church
Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
On the grounds near the Trinity Episcopal Church in Woodbridge is the house that Jonathan Dunham built. In front of the house is a marker indicating that Jonathan built the first grist mill in New Jersey. Also, in front of the house is the original mill stone. The cemetery is located on both sides of the church.
Middlesex Co., NJ Genealogy--Trinity Episcopal Church & Cemetery
Photo Oct 2000 by Audrey (Shields) Hancock of Portage, MI
Jonathan Dunham, alias Jonathan Singletary, is believed to have been the eldest son of Richard Singletary and Susannah Cooke of Haverhill, MA. Jonathan Singletary-Dunham married ca 1660 to Mary Bloomfield, daughter of Thomas and Mary Bloomfield. Jonathan is said to have led a stormy life in Haverhill, then removed to Woodbridge, NJ with his wife's family. Jonathan erected a mill in 1670. His home is said to have been built in 1671 which now serves as the church rectory.
(Source: DUNHAM, Kenneth Royal, DUNHAM-SINGLETARY GENEALOGY, Royal Press, Rochester, NY, 1987)
Gravestone of John DUNHAM
Relationship to Jonathan is unknown.
PHOTOS OF GRAVESTONES
Webpage by: Audrey (Shields) Hancock
Created: 20 February 2001
Revised: 27 September 2002