February 10, 2021
To the Editor:
The Minor Egg Harbor Modern society of Buddies would like to thank the leaders and users of Tiny Egg Harbor Sea Scout Ship 117 for their generous donation of time and labor a short while ago when they expended a day at our Quaker meetinghouse and burial floor in Tuckerton, clearing and cutting underbrush and fallen trees from gravesites, most of which are unmarked.
The Close friends burial ground dates again to 1709 and incorporates the continues to be of the first settlers of the Small Egg Harbor location (like West Creek, Tuckerton and New Gretna), all of whom had been Quakers, as associates of the Spiritual Modern society of Good friends are usually recognised.
Continues to be of individuals buried in the cemetery contain founding settlers these kinds of as Henry Jacob Falkinburg, Edward Andrews, Mordechai Andrews, Jarvis Pharo, Elizabeth Willits Pharo and “Great” John Mathis. Other remains in the marked and unmarked graves include things like all those of associates of the Bartlett, Ridgeway, Cox, Cranmer, Kelly, Horner, Haines and Washington people.
Once more, many thanks to Ship 117 Skipper Monthly bill Murphey, the other grownup leaders, and all the Sea Scouts for their desire and difficult perform on this venture. There is nevertheless much more operate to completed to clean up the graveyard, and far more data is to be discovered on our internet site, lehmm.org.
Sean Kinnevy, clerk
Culture of Pals