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Joel Davison (#47201521)
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Bio Photo First of all thank you to all those contributors who have sent edits through the automated tab. They are sent faster than I can keep up with them! This is a joint effort by many contributors who have done additional research.

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!

The main surnames I have an interest in because they are related to me directly, or because my family married into them, are:

WILMOT in Claridon, Geauga County, and Braceville and Bazetta (Cortland), Trumbull County.

WHITACRE in Warren County, Ohio (Morrow area; near Cincinnati), and more distant, but still connected, in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties.

DAVISON in Mercer County, PA. (Sheakleyville - Perry Twp.)

WHEELER in Greenville, Mercer, PA.

PHILLIPS in Weathersfield, Trumbull County; and Austintown, Mahoning County, Ohio

HATCH in Mesopotamia & West Farmington, Trumbull.

ENSIGN in Claridon, Geauga, & Cortland, Johnston, & Mesopotamia, Trumbull.

PATCHIN in East Claridon and Middlefield, Geauga.

WHITE in Middlefield, Geauga, Weathersfield, Trumbull & Austintown, Mahoning.

MOFFETT (MOFFATT) in Claridon & Chardon, Geauga. and the Rock Creek area of Ashtabula County.

PINNEY in Claridon, Geauga, and Rock Creek, Ashtabula.

KELLOGG in Huntsburg, Geauga.

WOLCOTT in Claridon, Geauga, & West Farmington and Bristolville, Trumbull.

TAYLOR in Claridon, Geauga.

ALDERMAN in Huntsburg and Burton, Geauga, and Windsor, Ashtabula.

WARRINER in Claridon, Geauga

KING in Chardon, Geauga

SLY in Mesopotamia, Trumbull (distant but a Mayflower connection to William Brewster)

A lot of the birth and death information I have been able to get online from Death Certificate Records at familysearch.org, 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. I have worked on most of the township and family cemeteries in Geauga County, not including All Souls in Chardon Twp and Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland. These records are not maintained by the Genealogy Society. These cemeteries are not township cemeteries and maintain their own records.

For Geauga Co., the DODs on the Cemetery Records may differ slightly from the DODs found on the Death Certificates found at Familysearch.org. 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 Familysearch.org. A few are from the Geauga Vital Records info compiled by Teeter Grosvenor. Others from other contributors are duly noted.

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 rootsweb.com. 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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Anne Kimber
Olive Bennett
Hi, this is re your memorial # 77402327. The 1850 Census lists her as Olive E, age 11. You have this person as Oliver. Could you change that, please? (I submitted an Edit, but this is just my supporting evidence.)

Thanks! Anne Kimber
Added by Anne Kimber on Dec 18, 2014 7:42 AM
Betty Glazier Whipple
Harriet Whipple
Thank you for the transfer of Harriet, Was really glad to find her. I appreciated it. Betty
Added by Betty Glazier Whipple on Nov 27, 2014 10:29 AM
Joseph R. Punderson
Punderson memorials
Thanks for adding the information on the various Punderson burials in Geauga County.

Joe Punderson
Added by Joseph R. Punderson on Nov 24, 2014 4:19 AM
Robbin Allan Quinn
RE: Alzina Jackson in Cortland, OH
Have you come across where her sister might be placed. Her name was Amoretta Jackson. She was a school teacher and married Samuel Schoville. She took ill in Colorado and came back to Rome. It is noted that she passed there some where and he went back to Colorado without her. I've been looking for her for the past 4 years.
Thank you for the transfers.
Added by Robbin Allan Quinn on Nov 20, 2014 8:23 PM
Tom Baldwin
Mary Baldwin
I noticed your correspondence with Judy West about Mary Baldwin's grave. I found it on an entry for my grandmother Bertha Irene Lewis Baldwin Sooy. I am Bertha's Grandsom, Tom Baldwin. I would be interested in any connection you know of between the two women. I am trying to piece together as much info as I can on Bertha and her children and children's children as they would be my aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Added by Tom Baldwin on Nov 20, 2014 4:57 PM
Judy West
RE: Mary Baldwin
I couldn't ask for a better resource for Mary Baldwin's grave! If she has a cemetery inscription listed in the book, that means she had a grave stone for the volunteers to read and document back then! I am so thrilled! And thank you for taking the time to turn those records into Memorials. Without your work I would have not known. I really appreciate your hours of work in creating the Memorials! Now I need to get this info to my Uncle who is quite elderly now, and will be pleased as punch. You found my grandmother's grandmother! And thank you for the Transfer.
Added by Judy West on Nov 19, 2014 8:36 PM
Robert Miller
JOHN HARVEY GRIFFIN MEMORIAL
Good Evening:

My name is Robert Miller and I do not know if you are the person researching My Griffin and Diefenderfer families or I have forgot the name of the person. I added John Harvey Griffin his memorial to this site and his wife Helen Irene (Diefenderfer) Griffin her memorial to this site.

Please can you tell me if they had a marker where they were buried if the cemetery is not far from you, if not, then Thank You for your time any way.

I would love to see a photo of their graves.

Blessings In Christ Always,

Robert Miller
Mobile, Alabama
Added by Robert Miller on Nov 16, 2014 5:45 PM
Cindy Elschide
Bessie Smithart
Thank you for transferring her to me.
Added by Cindy Elschide on Nov 09, 2014 11:24 PM
Aaron John Turner
RE: Hulberts and family
None but thank you for asking
Added by Aaron John Turner on Nov 07, 2014 9:07 PM
OhioSearcher
Amelia B Sanford Glendening #64684915
Joel- thanks for the added info on the memorials you sent in edit- for Middlefield Cem. Question- though- and I know you are always very thorough in your research. I have year of birth as 1846 which is what is on tombstone. You sent correct DOB as 2/22/1841. Looking on Ancestry- I am finding a tree she is listed in -DOB is 2/22/1845. SO??? - I went by tombstone- how did you find 1841? Thanks- Appreciate your input as always.
Added by OhioSearcher on Nov 06, 2014 5:30 PM
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