#22 Tedrow Cemetery

For this week’s “At the Cemetery” prompt, I’m going to take a look at Tedrow Cemetery in Dover Township, Fulton County, Ohio. A lot of Belknap’s are buried there, including Thomas Belknap, our ancestor that originally left New England and came to Ohio to continue our branch of the Belknap tree.

Tedrow Cemetery is located on the north side of County Road J, just east of the village of Tedrow. The cemetery has also been known as Spring Hill Cemetery and Eldredge Cemetery.

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Photo from Janet L. Parker, Find-a-Grave

Family members buried here include:

  • Thomas Belknap (1803-1889)
  • Polly Ann Farr Belknap (1837-1887), Thomas’ 3rd wife
  • Zera Belknap (1853-1920), Thomas and Polly’s oldest son
  • Mary Jane Kessler Belknap (1854-1928), Zera’s wife
  • Frederick Belknap (1889-1920) – Zera and Mary’s son
  • Myron Belknap (1855-1929), Thomas and Polly’s 2nd son
  • Alice Lucelia Belknap Shaffer (1857-1944), Thomas and Polly’s oldest daughter
  • David Shaffer (1848-1911), Alice’s husband
  • Gertrude Shaffer (1876-1889), Alice and David’s daughter
  • Lucretia Belknap (1860-1900), Thomas and Polly’s 2nd daughter
  • Henry McDole (1854-1915), Lucretia’s husband
  • Lucina Ellen Belknap (1866-1907), Thomas and Polly’s 3rd daughter
  • John Q. Clark (1861-1946), Lucina’s husband
  • Bessie A. Clark Bachman (1887-1920), Lucina and John’s daughter

Only 3 of Thomas’ children are not buried in Tedrow: Francis M., Thomas J., and Arthur.

A very helpful transcription for Tedrow Cemetery can be found here: http://www.crewfamily.com/tombstones/volume_1_page_112.htm.

Week 22 (May 27-June 2): At the Cemetery

A visit to Briggs Cemetery

This cemetery is so strange to visit.  It is behind a building that used to be a church (?) and is now a theatre.  It has no fences and is located on a very busy road with lots of traffic noise.


Here’s a link to the complete cemetery transcriptions and pictures!  Very handy!  http://www.usgwarchives.org/mi/tsphoto/wayne/briggs.htm

Ancestors in this cemetery are all Everitts, uncles, aunts and cousins of my 4X Great-Grandfather George Baxter Everitt.

Above: Marshall Everitt, uncle of George B. Everitt

Above: Catherine VanGorden Everitt, wife of Marshall

Above: The backs of Marshall and Catherine’s tombstones.  His says “Our Father” and her’s says “Our Mother.”

A visit to Newburgh Cemetery

Newburgh Cemetery is an old cemetery located on Ann Arbor Trail in Livonia, Michigan.   Many members of my Everitt ancestors (and one Bolt that I know of) are buried in this cemetery.  Apparently, Everitts were early settlers in the area.    The cemetery dates from 1827, when Salmon Kingsley, a Revolutionary War veteran, was buried here.Salmon Kingsley

Above:  Tombstone of George Everitt (1778-1854), Uncle of my 4x Great-Grandfather George Baxter Everitt

Above: Elizabeth VanGordon Everitt (1786-1872), wife of Uncle George. Her sister Catherine married George’s brother Marshall.  They are buried in another Livonia Cemetery that I’ll talk about next time.

Isaiah Bolt

Above: Isaiah Bolt (1799-1856), my 4x Great-Grandfather.  His son, William Dillon Bolt, married the above-mentioned George Baxter Everitt’s daughter, Mary Jane Everitt in 1860.