This is a partial list of tombstones in the “Banta” or “Blossom” cemetery on Shannon Road in Leonidas township. The information was compiled over the past 25 years by Gilbert family members, and generously contributed by Ginny Day. Most of the headstones are of sandstone and are becoming difficult to read!

 

Name:

Death date:

Age:

Comments:

infant LAMPORT

23 Dec. 1865

prob. son of Ansel Lamport/ Lucinda G. (dau of Jos & Anna)

Harriet C. Gilbert

26 Sept. 1841

3 mo.

b. 26 Jun, 1841

dau of N.A & C.B. Gilbert

Louisa J. Gilbert

14 June 1846

12 yr. 10 mo. 10 da.

b. 4 Aug. 1833, N.Y.

“Not lost, but gone before” dau of N.A. & C.B. Gilbert

Joseph Gilbert

11 Sept. 184(5)?

58(3?)yr.2 mo. 11 da

“junior”

Mary M. Gilbert

15 Jan. 1851

18 yr. 11 mo. 18 da.

b. 28 Jan. 1832

dau of NA & CB

Gilbert

Nathaniel A. Gilbert

5 Dec. 1851

45 yr. 7 mo. 11 da.

b. 24 Apr. 1806 in Vermont

Anna Gilbert

21 Feb. 1852(4?)

Wife of Joseph, b. in New Hampshire dau of Thomas Waite

Joseph F.

20 Sept 1856

 

son of DH & SO Gilbert (Darius /Sabina Lyon G.)

Orrie M.

20 Dec. 1861

11 mo. 8 da.

son of DH & SO Gilbert

Cyrus W. Gilbert

1 Jan. 1863

18 yr. 11 mo. 24 da.

son of NA & CB Gilbert “Died For Thee” (killed in battle of Stones River, Tenn. 11th MI Inf.)

Calista B. Gilbert

27 Oct. 1846

63 yr. 6 mo. 7 da.

b. 20 Apr. 1813 dau of Thomas Newman

remar. Stetson Thomas 11 Nov 1860

 

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