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Steelman Plantation (A Spirit Quest Cache)

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Hidden : 6/29/2009
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The cache is not located near a grave...Do not disturb monuments. If you find a fallen US flag, please stick it back in the ground. As always, please be respectful, and cache in, trash out.

WELCOME TO The Steelman Burial Ground in Atlantic County.
This cache gives you two cemeteries for the price of one. Situated behind the Veteran's Memorial Park in Estell Manor, it is much older than the cemetery that overshadows it.
It memorializes the Steelman family, whose lineage is listed here:
Steelman Lineage. —
James Steelman, Gentleman, who was connected with Old Swedes' Church in Philadelphia, is the first of the line.
He first appears at Great Egg Harbor in 1693. He served as a Justice of the County Court, and owned large tracts of land. His wife was Susannah Toy, whose mother was Chris- tina Toy of Cinnaminson Township, Burlington Co. James Steelman died in 1734.
Andrew ^ Steelman was born about 1689/90. His wife's name was Judith. He owned large tracts of land, including the greater part of Absecon Beach, on which Atlantic City now stands. He died a young man in 1737.
Andrew ^ Steelman was born in 1719, and died February 9, 1772, aged 53 years. He married by license of June 3, 1747, Hannah Ingersoll. He owned large tracts of land and had saw- mills at Stevens Creek, now Estellville.
Frederick * Steelman was born March 25, 1752, and died July 29, 1809. He married, by license of October 4, 1773, Naomi, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Ingersoll) Edwards, who was born in 1755, and died August 21, 1847. Frederick Steelman was a justice of the County Court from 1793 to 1798 ; and served as a private in the Revolution.
Judith '^ Steelman married John Scull, who was the father of Jonathan, and grandfather of Mary Jane Scull, who married the Rev. Dr. Wesley Lake, February 6, 1864.]
Children : 324. i. Carrie Lorena, b. July 30, 1867. ii. Charles Pitman, b. Jan. 10, 1869. He lives at Ocean City, where he is engaged in the real estate business. He is also Secretary of the Ocean City Association. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University in the Class of 1894.

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Cemeteries are places of learning that tie the young and old together to who we are and where we have come from. From cemeteries we can learn about the lives of people who make up a community. We can learn about landscapes and plants. We can enjoy artwork and architecture.

You have probably noticed symbols on most headstones. These symbols, for the most part, have meaning. If you would like to see what these symbols mean, please click HERE So walk around, admire the area and learn something interesting. We hope you enjoy your visit!

The Spirit Quest series began in Indiana and has grown to include numerous other areas. It is designed to take you to historic cemeteries or other historic sites.

We have brought this series to New Jersey to help identify cemetery caches and to help teach cachers about those that went before them. If you have a cache or know of a cache in New Jersey that you feel would be a nice addition to the series, please contact Gipsie at I will research and get information about your cemetery and help you with any html and pictures for your cache page.
In five years, the quest has grown to over seven hundred caches hidden in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, North Dakota, Georgia, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario (and now New Jersey) and the hiders have grown to over fifty cacher teams. Thousands of cacher accounts had logged over 50,000 finds on these series.

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