This find a grave site says he was buried in Estellville. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=157916768
i just got back from there and did not find the grave.There is some prickly pear but not wall to wall like Pleasant Mills This graveyard was much smaller and i went completely over it twice.Most stones were legible but maybe two dozen small partially buried stones were not. However your Michael died in 1829? The church here was not built till 1834.Then again a graveyard often took shape before a church was built. If your certain Pleasnat Mills is the spot despite what this find a grave site claims then that graveyard is worth another look since I was far from completeing a complete survey of that graveyard but the one in Estellville I went over pretty good.Here are some pics i took of that graveyard and church.
Wait so there was no Sophia Garoutte in that cemetery either? Or Sophia Smith? No Garoutte or Garoute or other combination of spelling on any of those headstones?
Michael Garoutte name is on the census for 1810 in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. The guy has got to buried in one of those towns. Either Little Egg Harbor, Washington Township, Batsto-Pleasant Mills Cemetery. It has to be 1 of those. I imagine if they didn't give him his own headstone then maybe they buried him with his wife Sophia Smith (Sophia Garoutte). If the headstone is worn down and illegible then a document from the gravesite is needed to prove where he is buried.
If you ever need me to go somewhere in California for you to get any records I will.