|129 Cedarville Rd|
New Jersey USA
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From the "Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society, March-April 1992":
The William & Ann Hutchinson Burial Ground (129 Cedarville Road)
Historic Sites in Hightstown and East Windsor
Established circa 1770 – 1801, the William and Ann Hutchinson burial ground is the most outstanding and distinguished of the few remaining private, family graveyards in East Windsor. It marks the final resting place of two members of the first generation of settlers in East Windsor, who in the 1740's created the farm in which they lie buried.
William Hutchinson died between 1769 and 1772, and his grave, marked only by a stone with the letters "W H," is the oldest marked grave in East Windsor, while Ann Hutchinson's stone is the finest of the early grave markers in the Township. The elaborateness of her epitaph, including its numeration of her descendants, is a testament to the pride that her family felt for her, one of the remarkable women of her era in central New Jersey. She impressed no less a figure than Francis Asbury, the great missionary who is known as "the Father of American Methodism," who eulogized her in his journal, even going so far as to paraphrase her epitaph. These two graves exemplify an era in the Township before church cemeteries and private cemetery companies were formed, when the first generation preferred to be buried on their own farms . . .
In the field, on a small tree covered elevation. 3 stones remain. Other members of the Hutchinson family are buried at Etra-Milford Cemetery nearby, and later re-interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hightstown.