Harrington Park Historical Society
P.O. Box 105, Harrington Park, N.J. 07640
Recipient of the Bergen County 2011 Historic Preservation Commendation Award for the Old Burying Ground
Photo of Old Burying Ground
by Dr. Davis Ross
The Perry Cemetery is situated in the Borough of Harrington Park on Old Hook Road, east of Bogerts Mill Road opposite the United Water Company building. David Perry had devised by his will, signed on July 18,1868 that: “the burying ground where the same now is, westerly of my dwelling house, of the use of 40’ square, I give unto all my children to be kept by them and their posterity as a place of burial forever.” When David wrote his will, his great-grandson Perry Cole (1866-1867) and grandson Henry Perry (1854-1867) already had been buried in the small plot. By the end of 1871, 6 members of the Perry family had been laid to rest within yards of the family house. The last burial at the cemetery was that of David’s great-grandson, Claude Yeomans (1887-1940). There are a total of 12 people interred at the Perry Cemetery.
PERRY CEMETERY INTERMENTS
Catherine and David Perry
Photo Taken by John Mager
IN l Memory of l HENRY I Son of Joseph l & Hannah Perry l who departed l this life May 24 l 1867 Aged 13 l years 7 months l 19 days
IN l Memory of l RACHEL l daughter of l Joseph & Hannah l Perry died l March 26th 1870 l Aged 3 mos l 5 ds
…January … l Aged l 37 yrs. 10 m. 22 ds.l--- l ..is gone but not forgotten l ---l Carvers name Campbell in lower right corner [Budke - Hannah d. of David & Catharine Perry d. 1.3.1871 a. 37.10.22]
IN l Memory of l PERRY l son of Nicholas & l Catharine Ann Cole l who Died Sept. l 4th, 1867 l Aged 1 Yr 1 Mo l & 27 Days. l --- l Alas, how chang'd that lovely l child. That twined around l our hearts. God has took him.
CATHARINE BLAUVELT l Wife of l DAVID PERRY l DIED l Aug 23, 1894 l Aged l 81 yrs 5 mos 28 dys l The last enemy that shall l be destroyed is death.
DAVID PERRY l Died l April 22, 1871. l Aged l 61 yrs 5 mo. 22 days l --- l The Lord doth all things well l --- [Carvers name Campbell l Park Ridge in lower right corner]
DAVID PERRY l 1856 - 1917
Rachel H. Perry
bottom part of headstone has an unreadable inscription. Carvers name Campbell in lower right corner. [Budke - Rachel H. Perry d.8.9.1871 a.0.7.7]
George H Yeomans
YEOMANS l GEORGE H l 1863 - 1928 l FANNY P l 1863 - 19 l Jesus Saves
Jacob B. Perry/Rachel Jane
JACOB B. PERRY l 1839 -1908 l RACHEL JANE l 1844- 1917
Claude J Yeomans
YEOMANS l REV. CLAUDE J. l R. I. STATE EVANGELIST l 1887 - 1940 l BERTHA C. l PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD