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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.

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.

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Eliza C.( Peck) Noderer
Dear Joel,

I've been researching Eliza's family and wondered if you'd like to link her to her parents and three other siblings.

Her father is Lucius W. Peck, Memorial 39812986, and her mother is Charlotte Tuttle Peck, Memorial 39812993.


Added by Bonnie on Sep 12, 2017 1:20 PM
Melissa Cottrell Memorial# 88137375
I ran across the entry for Melissa Cottrell and in the findagrave index it has her listed as the daughter of George W. Cottrell, Memorial# 88137374 and Nancy (Scott) Cottrell, Memorial# 88137376. When looking at his findagrave entry it has him buried on the same plot as Fred and May Grau. May (Whitcomb) Grau was my late husband's great aunt and doing research on the Grau family, I found Melissa was Fred Grau's sister and she married George W. Cottrell on 29 Jun 1898 in Geauga County, Ohio. She is also listed as, Mrs. Lissa Cottrell, the daughter of Fred Grau Sr. on his obituary in 1908. She is the daughter of Fred J. Grau, Sr., Memorial# 66142445 and Maria Rosene Reiter, Memorial# 66142516. Nancy was the first wife of George and Melissa his second wife. Thank you for all the work you do in processing memorials in the Geauga County area.
Added by Kay on Sep 05, 2017 2:28 PM
I have a picture
I took a picture of the grave of Vernie B. Kangas, Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville. I am wondering if this is the same person as Benjamin Vernie Kangas that you have put up. It turns out that I'm not related to this person, but Kangas is a family name. I live in Florida and only had a brief time in Painesville, so I took pictures of graves that had a familiar surname. The Vernie B. Kangas I have a picture of has dates of 1909-1947 and an inscription of Rest In Peace. If you think they are the same person, I'll post the picture to Benjamin Vernie Kangas. Thanks, FinnAmerican
Added by FinnAmerican on Jul 26, 2017 5:31 PM
Janice Dyer Doran
86576734 Phebie Woodford Andrews
Joel, would you please transfer my Woodford relative to me #86576734? I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You for all the work you do on Find A Grave.
Janice Dyer Doran
Added by Janice Dyer Doran on Jul 12, 2017 5:20 PM
Ed Moulder
Sarah Whiston 77338348
You have the maiden name as Gaines.

The marraige certificate has Gain. She is my 2nd great grandmother.

Please correct the maiden name.

the marrige certiciate is spelled Gain but I have information that indicates it should be Gane but is it not conclusive.

Thank you for all your are doing.
Added by Ed Moulder on Jun 24, 2017 5:38 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 67336243
Hi Joel,

If you don't mind, please transfer the above captioned grave to me. This is my Gr-gr-gr-grandfather. I'll send a note through the tools so its a bit easier. You will also see some suggested updates.

Thanks for your time!
Added by Chris on Jun 03, 2017 7:52 PM
Carol Hermann
William Beeman
Thank you for creating and updating this memorial.
Added by Carol Hermann on May 18, 2017 8:04 PM
Rose Entler Dodrill
I have several edits that I have put in and am waiting for you to ok them. Thank you!
Added by Rose Entler Dodrill on Apr 07, 2017 8:16 AM
Brandon Davidson
Hello! May I have the find a grave #90010684 transferred into my care? He is my great grandpa.
Added by Brandon Davidson on Apr 07, 2017 12:26 AM
ken striker
Matilda Handley #78036561
Pls make parental links for subject to:
(fa) Perry Handley #177861015
(mo) Jane Billings Handley # 71761918
Added by ken striker on Apr 05, 2017 6:57 PM
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