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Joel Davison (#47201521)
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Bio Photo I have recently had transferred to Findagrave Administrative management most of my memorials in Geauga County, OH. Members of Geauga Genealogy Society are embarking on a major project of linking families' together, and this can be done by many under management of F-A-G.

I have been working on cemeteries in both Trumbull & Geauga counties, and most recently, a little in Lake County, all in Northeast Ohio. This area of Ohio is part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Many of the original settlers came from Connecticut; many on foot!

A lot of the birth and death information I have been able to get online from Death Certificate Records at, which provides images of the actual Ohio Death Certificates from 1908-1953. This also gives women's maiden names, and their mothers' maiden names, etc, which is very helpful to those doing geneology and trying to trace their family.

Many of the records for Trumbull county came from "Trumbull County Cemetery Inscriptions 1800-1930", published 1983, compiled by the Trumbull County Chapter of the OGS. Others I obtained from walking the cemeteries.

Since 2011, I have used the above inscription book to enter the records included the book for the following areas of Trumbull County

Greene Township - Greenlawn & Old South

Gustavus - North View Cemetery

Kinsman - Kinsman Cemetery

Mecca - East Mecca & West Mecca cemeteries

Bazetta - Hillside (Cortland) & West Bazetta Cemeteries

West Farmington - Hillside Cemetery

North Bloomfield - Brownwood Cemetery

Mesopotamia - Fairview Cemetery

Vernon - West View Cemetery

Hartford - West Street Cem

Fowler - North & Dugan Cemeteries

Brookfield - Brookfield Center

Bristolville - Evergreen

North Bristol - Sager

Hubbard - Maple Grove & Old North

Liberty - Church Hill & Seceder's Corners

Howland - Howland Twp. Cem

Weathersfield - Weathersfield Twp & Kerr (in Mineral Ridge)

Vienna - Vienna Township

Southington - Southington Center/Pinecrest, Deacon Creek, and Delightful

This is a joint effort. Many people have worked tirelessly on this website. Many hands make light work. Everyone's combined efforts is greatly appreciated!

For Trumbull County, most of the burials I have entered are older. In many areas, other contributors have been photographing entire cemeteries, and adding more recent burials along with photos.

Since January 2011, I have also been working on burials in Geauga County, Ohio; using records compiled by the Geauga County Genealogy Society; and computerized by county historian and Findagrave Contributor Teeter Grosvenor.

For Geauga Co., the DODs on the Cemetery Records may differ slightly from the DODs found on the Death Certificates found at The death dates given in memorials I create are those appearing in the Cemetery Records, and some of those may indicate the date of burial, not the actual date of death. Also, most of the birth/death locations appearing in my Geauga Memorials are from death certificates at A few are from the Geauga Vital Records info compiled by Teeter Grosvenor.

Also, at times, spelling of the same name appears a couple of different ways. For example, for the name "Gilmore", it appears as "Gilmore" and "Gillmore".

I have tried to enter the info into Find-A-Grave exactly as it appears on the Cemetery Records provided me by Jeanette Grosvenor. In my limited experience, I have found that Census Records, Death Certificates, etc. are not always spelled correctly, on the original document when they were originally written decades ago and even over a century ago, and subsequent transcriptions reflect how they were written originally. I apologize for any confusion in spelling.

Update 9/17/11

Certain entries for Ashtabula County, such as Orwell, Windsor and Colebrook Township; records obtained from and used with permission of Mr. Andrew Davis, Director of Grand Valley Public Library, Orwell, Ohio.

Update 12-2011

Have just begun working on burials in Lake County, Ohio, (east of Cleveland), using Lake County Genealogy Societys Cemetery inscrption pages at I will do these as I have time.

If you would like a transfer of a memorial I have created, please don't hesitate to ask. I will be more than happy to transfer the memorial to you. If there are any corrections that need to be made (i.e. dates, locations, etc.), please let me know and I will gladly make these changes.

However, please do not ask me to add information that is copyrighted, such as a direct copy and paste from another website. Please cite your sources so that I can include these.

I would appreciate it very much if you do not leave biographical info in the flower posts. If you have something you'd like for me to add and I will add it, or a transfer if you would prefer.

If you ask for a photo of a grave, a plot location would be appreciated. Where these have been made available on the records I have obtained info from, I have included these. These can usually be obtained by calling the cemetery and asking the people who work in the office, or the township where the cemetery is located, and talking to the trustees or the cemetery sexton.

Thank you.
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Albinus Fell

I would like to request the management transfer of Albinus R. Fell's (68053250) memorial. My GG-grandfather, Allen Beecher Fell was his youngest brother.

I know that this request is outside of the normal Find A Grave requirements of direct family, however I'm the only active member compiling our family history.

Please consider this transfer request.

Best regards,
Larry siegrist [48314837]
Added by Larry on May 29, 2016 8:43 PM
Whoops, Reuben b. 1743 and Tryphena b. 1749, sorry!
Added by Genbridges on May 07, 2016 8:19 PM
Wlliams family in Vienna, trumbull County
Hi Joel,
Thank you for your work! I just sent you some edits for some of my Williams family at the Dunlop Cemetery. I see that the cemetery is very small and there are 34 interments on find a grave. There are 2 Williams pioneers that I do not see. They are Reuben Williams b. 1843 in CT and d. 1828 in Vienna, and his wife Tryphena b. 1849 CT and d. 1820 in Vienna. They are the parents of Stephen Williams who d. 1862. Are they missing from the Find a Grave database becuase they have no headstones, or because they are not buried there?

Patti (Williams) Duro
Added by Genbridges on May 07, 2016 8:18 PM
rooks roost
Help locating a gravesite

I will be travelling to Ohio for a visit in July and am wondering if by chance you might be able to point me in the right direction. Your memorial #78760921, for Daniel Rex, Jr., my great-grandfather is one I'm interested in visiting. I haven't been able to find who to contact that may be able to give me an idea where in Brownwood cemetery it might be located. I know it's been a while (2011) since you entered it into Find A Grave, any chance you might know?
Added by rooks roost on May 02, 2016 9:45 AM
Valletta Lewis
David Trine
Thank you so much for transferring the memorials for David Trine and Rececca Kitch Trine. I am very grateful for the work you and others have done to document entire cemeteries.

Take care,
~ Val

Added by Valletta Lewis on May 01, 2016 12:20 PM
Nathan Taylor
Mary Dray
Joel Davison,

Thank you for accepting the edits for the memorial page of Mary Dray (Find A Grave Memorial# 89454750).

Keep up the excellent work!

-Nathan Taylor
Added by Nathan Taylor on Apr 30, 2016 12:32 AM
re Robert D. Gwinn-Pleasnt Hill
I have not seen anything on Gwinn but would be happy to add when names appear-especially since you cite a source. Thank you!
Added by jakinley on Apr 20, 2016 8:16 AM
Mary A Gilmore South Cemetery
I think the memorial for Mary A. (Granger) Gilmore # 81496970 at

Is this woman below. Her stone in the memorial says she is a daughter of a D(?) & R Gilmore. The death record lists her as single.

Would you mind checking your source book against the above record, please? I'm looking for Granger-Gilmore connections and would like to verify or deny this connection.
Thank you for your time (and work).
Added by mjbarbee on Apr 19, 2016 5:26 AM
Mim Aline
Belle Willard
There are two memorials for Belle Willard in Painesville, Ohio. One is under Belle Willard Cook and the other is for E. Belle Willard Chapman. They are the same person, just married Elton A. Cook and Fred Chapman. How do you put them together and show both marriages?
Added by Mim Aline on Apr 03, 2016 3:40 PM
Mim Aline
E Belle Willard Cook
Yes, Belle did marry Fred H. Chapman (1930 census). I found no children with either husband.

I'm still working on Orsa Jane Willard Osmond. I am beginning to believe that she is Rebecca's daughter, born before Rebecca married Robert Willard. There is a Jennie Quinn, age 8, living with Robert and Rebecca in the 1870 census. Later census records give Orsa Jane's birthdate as 1861, not the date in Find-a-grave, which is more like her husband's. In the 1910 census Rebecca says she has had two children, both living.

I'm not positive yet, but am continuing the search
Added by Mim Aline on Mar 14, 2016 3:44 PM
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