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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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John J Coller
John J Coller's parents are listed as Thomas & Hannah, the info is correct, but I'm hoping the person who submitted the information might have more about the Coller Family.
I have been searching for years and have had a terrible time tying to connect relatives so I'm reaching out for help anyway I can.
Thanks Matt Coller
Added by collers9640 on Feb 16, 2017 2:27 PM
Bessie & Fred Thomas
Thank you so much for transferring the memorial of Bessie & Fred Thomas. Most appreciated!
Added by OliviaD on Jan 11, 2017 11:47 AM
Heather Bergman
Agnes Dylong #101333524
Would you mind transferring Agnes Dylong's Memorial to my care? She was my grandmother's sister. Thank you!
Added by Heather Bergman on Jan 03, 2017 10:02 AM
Rick Nelson
Capt Franklin Stow 126530933
Any chance you will transfer this to me to write his biography? He was an early surveyor, Ohio representative of the 19th District, and was in progress of writing the one of the first histories of Trumbull County when the Civil War broke out.
Added by Rick Nelson on Dec 17, 2016 11:55 AM
Hiram P. Teed 71945212
Hello Joel, I submitted edit requests to add a link to his wife and to add his Civil War unit to the Bio section. Source was his obit. Thanks for having created his memorial. Paul Turner
Added by pjt on Nov 09, 2016 2:08 PM
richard alderman
Elijah Alderman
I saw you a cemetery for Elijah Alderman b. 1777. I was there a couple years ago and only found his wife Rosannah grave marker. Did you find Elijah's?

A larger mystery is my grandparents Elijah b. 1748 and Dorcas b. 1773. They must be buried in the area but I have never found a clue. These folks are the parents of the above Elijah Jr.
thanks Richard Alderman
Added by richard alderman on Oct 14, 2016 3:40 PM
Holly Graham Dominiak
John Jewell
Hi Joel
I was looking at what you had entered for the Jewell's in Butler. John D Sr.1776-1847 is my 4ggrandfather. He was married to Catherine Reid and no other. He was never married to any Jessie Louise. John D Jr.1800-1849 is my 4 great uncle, and married Miriam Burge. From what I can see everything else looks ok. The dates you have for John Jr. are correct and the family members. So where did Louise come from?
Thank You
Added by Holly Graham Dominiak on Oct 05, 2016 2:01 PM
Sandra Lundberg-Marketich
Marjorie Ann Lundberg
Hi Joel, it's Sandy Marketich. Just to let you know I have a memorial for my mother and her brother, Marjorie Ann Dunbar, and William Grossman. He was imprisoned for his neutral stand during WWII. He was found dead in his apartment around the age of 34 due to pneumonia. He was divorced from his first wife, whom he had two children. Also: I have Uncle Ralph and Barby as you know. I haven't added any recently, My husbands mom and dad, Petar Marketich, Marketic and his mom Mary Marketich, Marketic. Also our two cats, I know I'm a nut. It would be wonderful if you could put your mom on, she was so good with her searches, I miss talking to her on e-mail. She sent me a beautiful picture of her family, unfortunately I have misplaced it, I always do stupid things like that, but I'm looking. You have a terrific family and I'm glad my dad and mom were part of your mom. Take care Joel.
Added by Sandra Lundberg-Marketich on Sep 14, 2016 8:35 PM
I am requesting transfer of memorial 65835865 William Robert Butler to me his Grand daughter.
Added by DLB on Sep 13, 2016 12:42 PM
Lynda Puakea
Erastus & Mary (Toby) Rawdon
Hi Joel,

Hoping you can help me solve a mystery. I recently came across a copy of a map of Pioneer Cemetery, Ashtabula, OH that shows Erastus Rawdon (my 4X ggf) & his 2nd wife, Mary Toby buried in grave # 48. Then I also have come across a photo of a gravestone for Erastus & Mary (on Maryʻs find a grave page which you posted) found at Windsor Township Cemetery... do you know which cemetery they are actually buried at? There is a stone for them at Pioneer, too... any light you can shed on this will be most gratefully received... thanks very much...

Lynda Puakea
Added by Lynda Puakea on Aug 12, 2016 11:49 AM
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