Freedom

Contributed to the Michigan USGenWebProject
Transcribed and proof-read by Josephine Reed Garzelloni and Carole Mohney Carr
Submitted August 2, 1998

FREEDOM CEMETERY is located between County Farm Road on U.S. 12 on the south side of the road about 5 miles east of Sturgis, Michigan behind a converter schoolhouse in Fawn River Township.

This cemetery is not maintained by the township even though it has been found they are charged with this responsibility and the the cemetery is in a deplorable condition at this time.

A debt of gratitude is owed to Lucian and Myrtle Tisdel for reading the stones in the cemetery in 1977 and providing these transcribers with copy to provide to the Michigan USGenWeb Project. Without them there would be no record of who lies buried there. There is a burial ground across from Freedom for indigent people who died at the County Farm but there is apparently no record of who lies buried there.

Starting at the NW corner going South, the cemetery reads as here written.

ROW 1

1.   Mother



2.   James P. TISDEL died Sept 5 1876, aged 68 yrs 11 mo and 24 days  ---------------

     Rest Father Rest



ROW 2

1.   Wm. HOAGLAND died Aug 20 1839, aged 36 yrs.  B.S.*



2.   Betsey E. wife of Cyrus BRISTOL  Died Sept 26 1861. Aged 67 years. Friends nor Phiscians 

     could not save this mortal Body ? From the grave Nor can the grave confine here when God 

     commands it to appear. 



ROW 3	

1.   James P. TISDEL, born Sept 29, 1807, Died Sept 5, 1876.  Aged 68 y, 11m, 7d

     Abiah TISDEL, born July 12, 1820, Died Aug 24, 1900.  Aged 80y, 1m, 12d

2.   Abigail, wife of  C. A. TISDEL, Died Mar 30, 1871.  Aged 87 years, 9mo, 19d's ---------

3.   Infant  Dau. of  J. P. &  A. TISDEL,  Died Oct 8, 1862, Aged 1 mo----d-----

4.   Margaret, wife of Samuel  SLYTER.  Died Aug. 3, 1860, aged 60 yrs.

5.   Isaah SWEET  Died  May 16, 1875.  Aged 81 years

6.   Mary A., Wife of Henry P. SWEET  Died Jan. 3, 1855.  Aged 28 yrs, 10m, 10d



ROW 4

1.   Sarah H., Dau. of  C. F. &  R. HEWES.  Died Aug 29, 1853.  Aged 3 mo

2.   Jane, wife of Lyman HEWES.  Died Aug. 13, 1860.  Aged 62 years and 5 d's

3.   HEWES...Hollis S. HEWES.  Died Aug 28, 1892.  Aged 58 years

4.   L.H.

5.   Jennie, Dau. of  H. S. &  B. HEWES.  Died  May 12, 1871.  Aged 4 y's, 4mos, 12d's  B.S.*

6.   Lyman HEWES.  Died  Feb 24, 18--.  Died 87 yrs, 20d's.  B.S.

7.   PATCHIN... William PATCHIN.  Died  Dec. 15, 1859.  Aged 46 yrs. & 7 mos.

8.   Jane, wife of Wm. PATCHIN.  Died May 7, 1879.  Aged 56y, 4m, 3 d --------------

9.   Mary J.,  Dau of  W.  J. PATCHIN. Aged 5 years

10.  Stone



ROW 5	

1.   A. G. GILLET.  Died Dec 31, 1868.  Aged 76 years & 11 mo's   B.S.*

2.   Francis F.  Son of  L. &  J. McMAN.  Died  Jan 22, 1845.  3 yrs, 5 mos, 20 da.  B.S.*

3.   John C. ANNIS, member of  Co., M2 Roy'l  W.S.C.  Fell at Gold Harver, June 3, 1861. 

     Aged 26 years

4.   Sally, wife of Thomas ANNIS d Oct. 10, 1852.  Aged 56 yrs., 28d.

6.   Thomas, son of  Tho. &  Sarah ANNIS  Died May 18, 1853.  Aged 19 yrs, 6 mos 20 d.

7.   Stone......no writing

8.   Sarah S. Died May 3, 1846, aged 3 m.

     Son & Daughter of  J. C. &  B. RICHMOND

9.   Charles S., son of  J. C. &  B. RICHMOND  Died Apr. 1851, aged 3 yrs. 8 mo & 15 d's

10.  Gamaliel FANNING  Died Oct 29, 1818.  Aged 35 yrs & 9 mos

11.  Benjamin K. -------------- FANNING -------------------

12.  W. TUFFORD   Died March 2, 1853.  Ag 31 yrs.  Blessed are the good in spirit

13.  William, son of William & Margaret HOAGLAND   Died Aug. 9, 1840.  AE. 5 mo & d's

14.  Mother

15.  WORTMAN

16.  Eliza, wife of Samuel WORTMAN  Born Mar 25, 1825.  Died Oct 19, 1895

       Samuel WORTMAN  Born Mar. 10, 1810.  Died June 23, 1889

17.  Father

18.  Sarah, Dau of Samuel & Eliza WORTMAN  Died Sept. 16, 1853.  AE. 1yr. & 1 day

19.  Samuel, son of Samuel & Sarah WORTMAN  Died Jan 14, 1849.  AE 5 yrs

20.  Ememi, dau of Samuel & Sarah WORTMAN  Died Feb. 6, 1813.  AE 1 yr. 2 m & 6 d's   B.S.*

21.  TISDEL

22.  Betsey Ann, wife of L.F.A. TISDELL  Born Feb. 22, 1819.  Died July 31, 1894.  Aged 75 y 5m 9d's

23.  Lucien F.A. TISDEL  Died Jan 23, 1883.  Aged 72 y's 9mo, 14 d's.  God's finger touched him.

24.  Mother--art at rest, Thy offerings art o'er, A loving Mother, An affectionate wife.

25.  Wm Edgar  ------------ B.S.*

26.  Broken Stone, nothing legible



ROW 6	

1.   Wood marker, one side almost smooth

     Marinda, wife of Att. WOOD  Died Sept 8, 1870.  Aged 76 y's 1 m.

     Att. WOOD Died Jan. 27, 1883.  Aged 77 yrs 10 m's 13 d's



2.   Miles BONTOFT  Died Apr. 16, 1856.  AE 65 ys 11 mo 15 d's



ROW 7.

1.   David BARRIDGE  Died Aug. 6, 1868    B.S.*

2.   Broken Stone, not legible

3.   Wm. SEYMOUR  Died Oct 11, 1856, 11 year ---------------

4.   SANBORN, Martin E.  1825-1904          Merinda C.  1827-1916

5.   Alvin F., son of  M & B GATES  Died Aug 13, 1858.  Aged 1 (?) yr 3 mo

6.   Julia, Dau. of  M. &  E. GATES  Died July 10, 1856.  AE 6 yr 10 m

7.   Eveline, wife of Melvin GATES  Feb. 5, 1852.  AE 26 yrs

8.   Sylvia, Dau. of  M &  E. GAETS  Died Nov. 15, 1850.  AE 2 mo.

9.   GATES.. Sarah, wife of Alvin GATES  Died Oct. 11, 1875.  Aged 74 yrs.

10.  Alvin GATES  Died Feb. 22, 1849.  Aged 48 yrs.

11.  Fonda V.,  Dau of  H. &  S. BARTHOLOMEW  Died Aug. 23, 1848.  AE 9 m's  B.S.*

12.  Mary W., Wife of A. CUMMINS  Died June 14, 1851



Leaning against tree as leaving, Sarah wife of S. WORTMAN  & Dau of  D. SINTCLEAR 

Died Jan. 15, 1845.  AE 32 yrs 6 mo

There are broken stones in SE Corner, not able to copy.

*B.S.= Broken Stone

 

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