Twenty-Nine More Skeletons Found

May 1, 1909


Skeletons of “colonial residents” continue to be found in Princeton, where a private burial ground used to stand.


Princeton, N. J., April 28. – Twenty-nine more skeletons were discovered by workmen while excavating for the new Sage dormitory. This makes a total of thirty-two bodies, which are now thought to be those of colonial residents. Inasmuch as the ground was one time a private burial ground extant records are scant. The grave of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, the benefactor of the college, however, has definitely been located, and it has not yet been determined whether it will be necessary to disturb it.
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