Selected Biographies

Eagle Scout Project

In 2015, Boy Scouts from local Troop 43, chartered to Nassau Presbyterian Church, led by Eagle Scout Philip Trevisan, created a fast, easy, and fun way to access some of the incredible amount of history in the cemetery.  Near the headstones of some of the cemetery’s famous residents you can find QR codes that will lead you to biographies written by scouts, with biographical information, photos, paintings and videos about people like Grover Cleveland, Aaron Burr, and John Witherspoon.  All that’s required is a smartphone with a QR code reader and cell service.  Alternatively, you can visit the biographies from anywhere, on the Princeton Cemetery website.

Index of Biographies

Sylvia Beach

Aaron Burr, Jr.

Stephen Grover Cleveland

Jonathan Edwards

George Gallup

Rex Goreleigh

John O’Hara

Donald Lambert

Paul Tulane

John Witherspoon

 

Eagle Scout Philip Trevisan (center) with Princeton Cemetery Chairman, Gary Patteson and Allen Olsen

Eagle Scout Philip Trevisan (center) with Princeton Cemetery Chairman, Gary Patteson (left) and Allen Olsen