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Moore Cemetery readings
for Lyndon Township


Picture of the Moore Cemetery sign

John Moore Cemetery, also called Moore's Burying Ground, Moore Cemetery [sign on the cemetery], sometimes referred to as Moore/Canfield Cemetery and Canfield Cemetery is located in Lyndon Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan, approximately two and one-half miles north of Chelsea on the Chelsea-North Lake Road [Werkner Rd.] It is a small plot on the east side of the highway. [East side of Werkner Rd. just north of Waterloo Rd.]

A special 'thank you' to Harold T. (Hal) Mohrlok who donated the transcribed records for this cemetery in Sep 2001. If you have any questions about the content of this data, Hal can reached at the following email address: EvaLM@mail.utexas.edu

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Ackley, Carrie
Ackley, Charles
Ackley, Willard M. ( Wilard )
    b.  d. Sept. 23, 1858
  ae 1 yr., 4 mos., 23 das.
  Son of Samuel and Marie ( Almira ) W. Ackley
  [ ? Almira M. (Clark) Ackley ]

Bates,  Eva
    1867 - 1910
  [ Eva M. (Canfield) Bates ]

Buehler, Christiana Mother  - Hus., Jacob
    1837 - 1921
  [ 84 yrs  - b. Aug. 11, 1837  d. Nov. 18, 1921]
  [ Christiana (Mohrlock) Buehler ]
  [ Christiana was Theodore Mohrlok's Aunt ]
Buehler, Jacob  w.,  Christiana
    1829 - 1908
  [ 79 yrs  - b. Jul. 1829  d. Jan. 5, 1908]
  [ Father  -  m. Dec. 20, 1860]
Buehler, Michael s., Jacob & Christiana
    1868 - 1889
  [ 21 yrs  - b. Apr. 9, 1869  d. Mar. 31, 1889]
Buehler, Louise d., Jacob & Christiana
    1870 - 1894
  [ 24 yrs  - b.                    d. Mar. 8,  1894 ]
Buehler, Frederick s., Jacob & Christiana
    1872 - 1894
  [ 22 yrs  - b.                    d. Nov. 1894 ]

Canfield, Almira Clark Wife
    1836 - 1887
  [ 51 yrs ]  on same stone as hus. Charles
Canfield, Charles Husband
    1832 - 1903
  [ 70 yrs ]  on same stone as wif. Almira
  [ m. Nov. 6, 1856 ]
Canfield, Charles Lester
    1858 - 1927
Canfield, Elizabeth Wife of Geo. Canfield
    b.   d. May 14, 1902
  Aged 70 years, 10 days
       Oh! Mother thy gentle voice is hushed
   Thy warm true heart is still
   And on thy pale and peaceful face
   Is resting death's cold chill
   Thy hands are clasped upon thy breast
   We have kissed thy marble brow
   And in our aching hearts we know
   We have no Mother now
Canfield, George [Husband of Elizabeth]
    b.   d. July 18, 1874
  Aged 47 years, 6 months
Canfield, George W. Son of Geo. & E. Canfield
    b.   d. March 8, 1858
  Aged 6 months, 8 days
Canfield, Maria  Wife of Wm. Canfield
    b.   d. May 16, 1858
  Aged 50 years, 2 months
Canfield, William [Husband of Maria]
    b.   d. Sept. 16, 1862
  Aged 63 years
Canfield, Willis
    b. May 12, 1868 d. July  31, 1907
  [ 39 yrs ]
     Rest in Peace
Canfield, John Walker
    b. March 29, 1900 d. March 19, 1988
Canfield, Ruth M.
    b. Feb. 14, 1903 d. Jan. 9, 1978
Canfield, Howard L.
    1904 - 1992
Canfield, Emma K.
    1909 - ____
  [ same stone as Howard ]

Clark,  Orman
    b.   d. Nov 19, 1895
  Aged 86 years, 9 mos., 19 days
Clark,  Sarah A. Wife of Orman Clark
    b.   d. Apr. 9, 1880
  Aged 65 years, 7 mos., 25 days          [  ? 65, 66, 67 ]
Clark,  Chancey A.          [ ? Chauncey P. ]
    b. Aug. 13, 1832 d.
Clark,  Sylvester N.
    b. Nov. 16, 1833 d.
Clark,  Elvira
    b. Jan. 16, 1835 d.
Clark,  Almira
    b. Feb. 2, 1837 d. Jan. 16, 1876
  [ ? See Almira (Clark) Canfield ]
  [ & see Almira (Clark) Ackley ]
Clark,  Eram K.         [ ? Frank ]
    b. Apr. 13, 1838 d. May 3, 1879
Clark,  Caroline C.
    b. Dec. 27, 1842 d.
Clark,  Dick                 [ no initial B. ]
    b. May 19, 1846 d.
Clark,  Charles
    b. Jan. 11, 1848 d. Nov. 29, 1864
    Children of Orman & Sarah A. Clark

Coy,  James L.
    b. May 18, 1868 d. Feb. 22, 1869
  [ James & Lewis may be twins or the same child ]
Coy,  Janett           [ mother ]  [  ? Janett or Janette ]
    b. Sept. 13, 1848 d. Feb. 2 1884
Coy,  Lewis
    b.    d. Feb. 21, 1869
  age 9 mos., 8 das.
    " Our Lewis "  Son of Edward & Jenett Coy
Coy,  Edw'd    [ ? Edward or Edwin ]
    b.   d.
    U. S. Navy

Mohrlok, Carrie
    1869 - 1935
  Daughter of John R. Moore [ & Helen M. (Noyes) Moore]
  [ on one stone ] [  ? 1867 or 1869 ]
  [ Feb. 12, 1869 - Jul. 28, 1935 ]
Mohrlok, Theodore
    1866 - 1942
  [ Jul. 9, 1866 - Mar. 8, 1942 ]
  [ spelled both  Mohrlok  & Mohrlock ]

Moore,  Clarissa M. 1st. Wife of John R. Moore
    b. [ Oct. 9, 1824 ] d. Sept. 9, 1865
  Aged 40 years, 11 months
  [ daughter of Jacob & Martha Willsey ]
Moore,  Charlotte
    b. [ Dec. 15, 1844 ] d. Sept. 1, 1849
  Age 4 years & 8 months
  Daughter  of John R. & Clarissa M. Moore
Moore, Joseph E.
    b. [ Feb. 18, 1856 ] d. Sept. 25, 1856
  Aged 7 mos.
  Son of John R. & Clarissa M. Moore
Moore,  John R.
    b. May 16, 1821 d. Jan. 28,1892
  [ Son of Jasper & Martha Moore ]
  [  ?  January 28 or 18 - the marker appears to show 18 ]
Moore,  Helen M.
    b. [ Sept. 7, 1834 ] d. Apr. 20, 1890
  Aged 55 yrs  7 mos
  2nd. Wife of John R. Moore
  [ Noyes ]  [  ? Helen or Hellen ]
Moore,  Herbert A.
    1873 - 1956
  [ Son of John R. & Helen M. (Noyes) Moore ]
Moore,  Ada M.   [ Ada May Ailene Wilcox ]
    1884 - 1949
  [ Wife of Herbert  A. Moore ]
  [ Daughter of Eugene C. & Hattie Belle (North) Wilcox ]

Otto,  George
    1847 - 1930
Otto,  Caroline
    1852 - 1942
  Erected by Grandson Don Otto [ on one stone ]

Page,  Anna
    1844 - 1903

Pier,   Hiram H.
  [ see bottom of Mary Wilcox marker ]
  "Also Her Brother Hiram H. Pier
  Died in Mexico December 1847 - Age 19 years"

Sibley, Ezra
    1814 - 1873
Sibley, Angeline
    1829 - 1918
  [ on one stone ]

Slater,  William Edward
    b.   d. May 9, 1845
  aged 3 months
Slater,  George David
    b.   d. August 18, 1848
  aged 2 years, 5 months
Slater,  John George
    b.   d. Jan 5, 1850
  aged 1 year, 3 months   [ ? on age ]
  Children of John B. & Mariam P. Slater
  [ all on one stone]
Slater,  John B.    [ on seperate stone]    b.   d. Mar. 16, 1847
  aged 27 years
    In memory of
         Erected by his Widow
  [ Miriam Purchase Slater Willsey ]
  [  ?  John B. or R. ]

Smith, Calvin
  Co.  F. 8   N Y Cav.
Smith, Henry          b.   d. March 12, 1857
  aged 37 years, 5 mos., 6 da.
Smith, Polly
    b.   d. Feb. 17, 1857
  aged 36 years, 10 mos., 16 days
Smith, Gene Victoria
    b.   d. Nov. 23, 1863
  aged 12 years, 6 months
  Dau. of H. & P. Smith

Spafford, Thomas W.
    b.   d. May 14, 1851
  aged 38 years, 11 mos.
  stone erected by his widow Jane [ Purchase ] Spafford
   "Live to learn, that die you must
      After come to Judgement Just"
  [ broken stone ]

Wilcox, Mary  Wife of William Wilcox
    b.   d. Feb. 15, 1853
  aged 32 years, 8 days
  [ see above:
  "Also Her Brother Hiram H. Pier
  Died in Mexico December 1847 - Age 19 years"
  on the same stone]

Willsey, Othanial A.
    b. June 24, 1821 d. Nov. 8, 1891
  [Son of Jacob and Martha Willsey ]
  [  ? 1821 or 1820 ]
  [ foot marker stone    =
  O. A. W.  June 24, 1820    Nov. 8, 1891 ]
Willsey, Miriam Wife of O. A. Willsey
    b. [ Sep. 26, 1831 ] d. Aug. 13,1881
  aged 59 years, 10 months, 17 days
  [ Miriam Purchase Slater Willsey ]
Willsey, Amelia [2nd.] wife of Jacob Willsey
    b.   d. Oct. 16, 1877
  aged 70 years, 11 months, 6 days
Willsey, Jacob
    b.[ May 10, 1786 ] d. Sept. 4, 1862
  aged 76 years, 4 months, 6 days
Willsey, Martha [1st.] wife of Jacob Willsey
  "Our mother" Martha,
    b.[ Jul. 25, 1787 ] d. Aug. 12, 1835
  aged 48 years

[ ] = information added by Harold T. Mohrlok

This listing was compiled from:
*The Chelsea Standard, July 11, 1974, Article - "Moore Cemetery Restoration Being Sparked By Small Group". Leaders (Caretakers) of the Moore Cemetery group were: Mrs. Helen L. (Mohrlok) Lindemann, Secretary; [Moore/Mohrlok/Mohrlock, Willsey, Noyes, Wilcox] Mrs. Homer (Ida Lena Buehler) Nixon, Treasurer; [Buehler, Forner, Nixon] John W. Canfield, [Canfield, Bates, Clark] Leroy Satterthwaite. [Buehler, Satterthwaite] Other surnames: Coy, Otto, Page, Pier, Sibley, Slater, Smith, Spafford
* 1958 - Inscriptions from Cemeteries in Lima, Lyndon, Sylvan and Freedom Townships, Washtenaw County, Michigan, Volume I; compiled for The Friends of the Chelsea Public Library under the direction of Harold A. Jones, Chelsea, Michigan (page 20 - 22).
* 1944 - Canfield Cemetery near Chelsea, Lyndon Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan. Collected and copied by Mrs. Charles Chamberlain and Mrs. W. F. Jerome. (page 243 - 244)
* 1968 - Cemetery Inscriptions in Washtenaw County Cemeteries. 1825 - 1940 Ann Arbor, Michigan. Compiled by Mrs. Elizabeth E. James. Canfield Cemetery, Lyndon Township.
* Unknown date - transcription by Paulette Quarterman.
* a visit to the cemetery, June 16, 2000 by Harold Theodore & Eva L. Mohrlok
* and Moore/Mohrlok genealogy records in the possession of Harold T. Mohrlok.

There are a number of spelling & date conflicts that have been noted as well as educated guesses on the relationship of individuals. If anyone has specific information to put these pieces together, I would appreciate a copy. Specifically, if anyone knows who is the current caretaker(s) of the cemetery, would you please contact me at the following email address: Hal Mohrlok




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