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Sandyston, NJ

Sandyston Township Historical Society

Sandyston Township Historian

Patte Haggerty Frato, Township Historan


STHS Board of Trustees

Patte Haggerty Frato, President

Jo-Ann Williamson, Vice-President

Jeff Walter, Secretary

Amanda Lobban, Treasurer

John DePue

Keith Utter

Allison Shaffer

Erma Gormley

Wendy MacDonald

Carol Ayers 

 The Sandyston Township Historical Society has been organized to discover and preserve the history, environment and architecture of Sandyston Township and to educate the public and foster an appreciation of our unique local heritage. Our society welcomes donations of all types relating to the past history of Sandyston Township. Photos, ledgers, deeds, diaries, newspaper articles, marriage certificates, bibles, school memorbilia are just a few things that will tell the story of Sandyston's past.

Cemeteries in Sandyston

Cemeteries in Sandyston Township

Hainesville Cemetery (Shaytown Burial Ground)
Layton Cemetery
Bevans Cemetery
Mettler Cemetery
Ancient Minisink Burial Ground/Old Gumaer Cemetery
If you need information on the location of any of the above cemeteries or help finding people buried there, please contact Patte Haggerty Frato, President/Township Historian.

Sandyston Surnames

Sandyston is a beautiful old town with a lot of history. Listed below are just some of the family names that are connected to Sandyston Township: Ayers, Bell, Hursh, Hotalen, Cortright, Myers, Aber, Heater, Raser, Kyte, DePue, Smith, Bevans, Layton, Shay, Stivers, Skellenger, Ellett, VanSickle, VanAuken, Lantz, Cole, Snable, Stoll, Mettler, Gumaer, Jager, Vanness, Snook, Lawson, DeGroat, Perry, Kent, Decker, Rutan, Grau, Young, Everitt, Carmer, Bugsbee, Rosenkrans, Lundy, Warner, Major, Clark, Angle, Bell, Drake, Conklin, Compton, McKeeby, Utter, Coursen, Gunn, Black, Howell, Westbrook, Armstrong, Hartrim, Morris, Owen, Sigler, Newell, Rundle, Shafer, Ogden, Merring, VanEtten, Westbrook, Armstrong, Emery, Loder, Ennis to name a few!


Nan Horsfield Archives

The Sandyston Township Historical Society is thankful for the many donations we have received throughout the years. Our society collection includes the Nan Horsfield Archives and many donations received from generous donors.
We look forward to seeing you and helping with your historical and genealogical research.