Posts Tagged ‘Abraham Trafford’

Tombstone Tuesday: More Traffords

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Last week I posted photos of Abraham Trafford’s and Basilea Harmer’s tombstones from the Old Rumson Burying Ground in Monmouth County, New Jersey. As it turns out, five of their children are buried in the same cemetery. I found photos of the tombstones for four of them on the USGenWeb site for Monmouth County.


Sarah Catherine, daughter of Abraham and Basilea Trafford born September 17, 1837 died May 27, 1859


My Husband Mason N. Trafford Died April 26, 1865 Aged 22 Years 6 months

Samuel Trafford

Samuel son of Abraham and Basilea Trafford Born August 16, 1848 Died August 26, 1860

Dr. Alfred F. Trafford Jan 17, 1852 Jul 31, 1895

Dr. Alfred F. Trafford Jan 17, 1852 July 31, 1895

Abraham and Basilea evidently also had an infant daughter, Basilea, who died July 1st, 1853 at age 4 months and 7 days.

Tombstone Tuesday: Abraham Trafford and Basilea Harmer

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010



Abraham Trafford was born 31 December 1804 in New Jersey and died 27 August 1871, also in New Jersey. He married Basilea Harmer. She was born 28 October 1814 in New York and died 13 September 1894. They’re buried in the Rumson Burying Ground in Rumson, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Also buried in the family plot are five of their children.

Both photos are from the Monmouth County New Jersey GenWeb site, and are credited there to Lisa Caruso.