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DAVENPORT aka PLACE CEMETERY
Walked and transcribed by Cindy Ford September 30, 2000
Photos Submitted By: Cindy Ford * 11-2-01
Green, Infant Son 9-19-1877 s/o WL&RM Green, Rhoda M. 2-8-1852 4-21-1893 w/o W.L. Green, W.L. 12-27-1850 12-20-1911 footstone Ketcham, Hannah 2-13-1804 11-5-1891 Ketcham, Henry D. 9-24-1869 65y2m6d
Lemmon, Florence May 9-10-1871 9-7-1892 d/o J&JB Lemmon, James B. 11-16-1836 10-30-1911 footstone Lemmon, Josephine B. 1-16-1844 4-7-1883 w/o James Lemmon, Rhoda Charlotte 10-16-1869 6-15-1876 footstone
Newell, Fern 1896 1900 d/o D&G Newell, Infant Daughter 1902 d/o D&G Place, Elizabeth P. 10-20-1890 footstone 83y8m27d Place, Infant Daughter B&D 11-24-1894 d/o WM& Ida M. Place, Isaac 10-14-1875 74y6m4d Place, Lydia 8-12-1845 footstone 82 years w/o John Place, Lydia E. 10-3-1855 footstone 2y9m1d d/o Isaac & Tilitha Place, Marcis T. 3-9-1905 58y1m4d Place, Mary A. 2-6-1907 footstone 60y10m17d w/o Marcis Place, Rhoda 3-24-1807 4-9-1889 w/o Sidney Place, Sarah J. 12-5-1863 2y7m8d d/o Luther & Melissa Place, Sidney 4-21-1807 10-3-1890 Sandstone Marker Sandstone Marker Sandstone Marker Sandstone Marker "P" Probably John Place, next to Lydia Smith, Martha Ann 6-7-1857 26y6m11d w/o Amariah Smith, Son 11-29-1879 s/o JI&EA Storts, Lovina 6-23-1873 48y1m22d w/o M.H.S.
The following have been added from Fred Justice to aid in your research Place, Margaret E. 1855 6y d/o I&T Place, Paul H. 1872 Civil War Smith, Infant 1850 s/o JL&EA
Hello Cindy : I want to say thank you on behalf of PLACE Family - for transcribing the above cemetery. We had wondered for a long time about the Matriach - Lydia Garland PLACE - widow of John PLACE. Lydia and John, both natives of New Hampshire, married in Rochester, N. H. on November 22, 1787 by Joseph Haven of the First Congregational Church of Rochester [Source: New Hampshire Genealogical Record - Author: Charles Tibbetts - Page 3). John PLACE died April 22, 1828, buried in Washington County, OHIO. There is a story that a stone marker for him was found alone on a hill marked by a tall holly tree in a thicket of pines. The DAR placed a marker for John PLACE in the family plot in Old Chapel Cemetery, Decatur Township in 1971. [Source: Tallow Light, Newsletter of the Washington Cty Historical Society. Vol 13, No.2 Pages 81/82]. Lydia, her sons, Isaac and Sidney PLACE and daughter Hannah Place KETCHAM migrated to Jefferson County, IIlinois in 1838/39. They left with the GILBERT, NEWELL, FAIRCHILD and other families. I have extensive genealogy on the PLACE Family and am in contact with other descendants (mostly from Lydia & John's family that remained in Ohio). God bless you ~ Josie 7-7-2001