|26 Risler Road, Stockton, Delaware Twp, NJ|
New Jersey USA
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This cemetery is the same as Wolverton Cemetery.
(Photographs to right show the overgrown cemetery, which is at the edge of woods next to a field. Dozens of headstones are visible if you click to enlarge.)
Formerly you could get to the cemetery via public property by parking at the John Prall Jr. House (a historic property managed by the Delaware Canal & Railroad Authority) at 26 Risler Road, Stockton, NJ, then walking behind the house to the head of the Wickecheoke Reserve Conservation Trail (the trail and cemetery being part of a New Jersey Conservation Foundation preserve), then hiking for about 800 feet in a northeasterly direction along the bank to the cemetery. However, the trail has eroded, falling into the streambed, which was a copper mine 200 years ago.
Currently you can get to the cemetery this way: go to the intersection of Risler Street and Worman Road in Stockton, NJ. Enter Worman Road and go past the first house on the right, the house with the white fence in front. At the first break in the fence, go up the hill to the gravel driveway/road, and go up the hill, arcing to the right behind the house that has a white fence in front of it, and eventually it takes you up to the cemetery. (Thank you, Eric C.)
All of the engraved headstones in this burying ground have been inventoried in FindAGrave under Prallsville Cemetery or Wolverton Cemetery. About 80 individuals were buried with unengraved markers, some of whom have been inventoried in FindAGrave under Prallsville Cemetery or Wolverton Cemetery based on statements in Rittenhouse family histories.
The cemetery is in Prallsville (between Stockton and Rosemont). The village has had that name from 1794 until the present. When burials occurred, the cemetery was in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ. It is now in Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ.
Prallsville Cemetery is a good name for this cemetery. It has been called the Wolverton Cemetery, but no Wolvertons are definitely buried here and other owners did bury their family members. It has been called the Rittenhouse Burying Grounds, but it was never owned by a Rittenhouse. It was a neighborhood cemetery. Most interments probably occurred while the parcel was owned by John Prall Jr (1794-1831) and the village was called Prallsville.