Hello tomb tours, captain Pete here, as a young man I lived in Bayonne and on weekends would ride my motorcycle around Staten Island ny. This was before the Verirazino bridge was built. The island was mostly farms and open land. I visited many old graveyards. I found that the very old and the very young were buried there. I did not realize at that time that the British and the hessian soldiers occupied the island. Maybe some historic S.I. Web sites would be of value. Best of luck.