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Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Historic Henry Ludlam Family Cemetery in Dennisville

A few months ago we took a road trip down through New Jersey. Our road trip took us through many small towns and villages, and we had the opportunity to see some amazing things off the beaten path. We took the time to check out some of the veteran memorials, town clocks, memorial-named bridges, outdoor wall murals painted by local artists, neighborhood parks, local farmer's markets, etc.

One thing that really caught our eye during our road trip were some of the small town, family cemeteries that we stumbled upon. When I say small...try less than 30 interments. The majority of the cemeteries dated back to the 1700 - 1800's. Some were well-kept over the years and others were deteriorating and needed repaired.
The Historic Henry Ludlam Family Cemetery in Dennisville, New Jersey

While traveling through Dennisville in Cape May County, New Jersey we stumbled upon the Henry Ludlam Family Cemetery. This little cemetery appears to be on private property, so we didn't get out and explore it. I did however, grab a photograph of what we could see from the public access road. Once we got home I researched it online. Not a lot of information out there, but here's what I found.

The memorial plaque that we saw stated the following information:

Henry Ludlam
Family Cemetery
The resting place of 1st. Lt. Henry Ludlam

Capt. Henry Townsend's Co.,
Cape May Batt.
Revolutionary War


According to NJ.com the oldest headstone is of Abegail Falkinburge, who died Feb. 19th, 1796. In total there are 28 interments in this family cemetery. You can check out their website to learn more about it.

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