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Burial sites of the historical personages listed below can be located on

the Cemetery map using the grid coordinates at the end of each entry.


ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER (1772-1851), who became the first professor at the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1812, had previously been pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia and president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. At the time of his death he was considered to be one of the most influential theologians in the country. M-42


J. PAUL BALDEAGLE (1896-1970), known by his courtesy title of Chief Baldeagle, was a well-liked Native American who taught school for many years in Bordentown, and in retirement he worked at the Firestone Library of the University. He bequeathed his extensive collection of Native American artifacts to the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. N-24


GEORGE DASHIELL BAYARD (1835-1862), a West Point graduate, served on frontier duty and later in the Union Army in several Civil War battles. As a brigadier general under General Ambrose E. Burnside, he died at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, just four days short of his twenty-seventh birthday. H-43


SYLVIA BEACH (1887-1962), whose father was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, founded Shakespeare & Company, a Paris bookshop which became a focus for struggling expatriate writers. In 1922 she published James Joyce's Ulysses when others considered it obscene, and she defiantly closed her shop in 1941 in protest against the Nazi occupation. S-19


JOHN BERRIEN (1711-1772) was a Colonial Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey from 1764 until his death. His Rocky Hill farmhouse, Rockingham, later served as Washington's headquarters for several months in 1783 when the Continental Congress convened in Nassau Hall. H-42


WILLIAM ROBERT BONTHRON (1912-1983), a Detroit native and scholarly University track star, set an American record for the mile of 4:08.7 in 1933, and in 1934 he won the Sullivan Medal as "the foremost amateur athlete in the country." H-40


AARON BURR, JR. (1756-1836) was a colonel in the Army of the Revolution and vice president of the United States from 1801 to 1805. However, he is probably better known for his duel with Alexander Hamilton. Burr is buried at the foot of his father's grave and near that of his grandfather, Jonathan Edwards, both former presidents of the College. J-43


HENRY CLAY CAMERON (1827-1906) was a professor of Greek for 47 years at the University as well as the librarian and clerk of the faculty. He was also a Presbyterian minister who served as chaplain for two summers at the United States Military Academy at West Point K-27


GUY CHEW (1804?-1826), the first Native American known to have been buried in the Cemetery, was a Mohawk who became a Christian when he was eighteen, studied for three years at a mission school, and died while preparing for missionary work at the Princeton Theological Seminary. J-40


HENRY P. CLAYTON (1853-1940), a prominent Princeton merchant, founded H.P. Clayton’s Dry Goods & Notions Store in 1915 at 70 Nassau St., which he moved in 1939 to 17 Palmer Square. His store was carried on by his daughter, Belle Clayton Grahn (1884-1962) and later by his granddaughter, Barbara Grahn Garretson, her husband, Everett B. Garretson and their son, John E. Garretson, until it was sold in 1989. L-32


(STEPHEN) GROVER CLEVELAND (1837-1908), a New Jersey native and lawyer, was mayor of Buffalo, governor of New York, and twice president of the United States from 1885 to 1889 and from 1893 to 1897. His birthday (March 18) is celebrated annually at the Cemetery with a short eulogy and wreath-laying ceremony by a military honor guard from Fort Dix. H-32


CORNELIUS CUYLER (1859-1909), a New York City banker who graduated in 1879 from the College in Woodrow Wilson’s class, helped organize the Springdale Golf Club in 1895 on the site of an old Stockton family farm in Princeton. Moses Taylor Pyne (#47) was the first president of the Springdale Golf Club from 1895 to 1905. H-36

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