|Joel D (#47201521)|
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I was born in Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina, grew up in Georgia, and currently live in Northeast Ohio. I am very close to my Ohio roots, enjoy reminiscing about family and looking at old photos. Find-A-Grave is a wonderful place to see old photos, and read interesting things on people from "bygone eras".|
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.
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.
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 Cem & South (aka Lattin) Cemetery
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.
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.
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.
There are a very few lines I am working on, which may be part of my line, but by and large the majority of my memorials are not my direct family
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.
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I am a Vogan, just want to know if you know anything about the Vogan picture you took in Ohio?
|Bonnie||RE: Slys in Mespo|
Hi Joel, Is there any additional info that we can add to any of the Sly family memorials?
Added by Bonnie on Feb 24, 2014 8:44 AM
|D. Curtis||Village Cemetery|
I have a William Chamberlain who was a Civil War veteran and belongs in Village Cemetery, Chardon Geauga County. Is Chardon Municipal and Village Cemetery the same? I see no Village Cemetery listed.
|Kaye Hardendorf Dyer||Dunkertons|
Thanks a million, Joel, for transferring Richard and Elizabeth Haine Dunkerton's memorials to me.
Enjoy the day.
|Kaye Hardendorf Dyer||77169888|
Joel, may I ask that you transfer the memorial of Richard Dunkerton to me. Richard was my great great grandfather. Thank you.
|Kaye Hardendorf Dyer||77169889|
Joel, may I ask that you transfer Elizabeth Haine Dunkerton's memorial to me. Elizabeth was my great great grandmother. Thank you.
I was working on one of your SACs you sent, and it just disappeared today. Let me know if you have the memorial #
Added by ProgBase on Feb 04, 2014 1:49 PM
|Ancestral Sleuth||Leman Sperry|
Thanks for the transfer Joel!
|Barry Michie||Kepner Memorials in Brookfield|
Thanks much for the transfer of the two Kepner memorials in Brookfield Cemetery. Very much appreciated. I'm starting to work on their development and linking them up to others. Love to do this work to take thing way beyond cold names, dates and places.
Thank you so much for for the Baldwin transfers.
Added by SG on Jan 31, 2014 9:07 AM
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