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Gerard Cem.

Gerard Cemetery

No.6 on Atlas map of 1876 Lot.51 (On Lloyd Matson Farm)

This cemetery, with only seven stones capable of identification, lies on Lot 51, Town of Marathon, on the Lloyd Matson farm, probably the one marked "N". Shevalier" in the Atlas of 1876. Mr Frank Place and Mr. Elwyn Jackson inquired at two places for this, of which they had been told by C.J. Burden of Lapeer, Lot 60, but only when the knocked at the back door of L. Matson's and ask him, did they find it. "Yes, it's right up there", panting up the hill and there they saw it, about 300 feet up the slope. They went up and set to work, followed later by about 15 children and 5 adults who were interested onlookers and helpers.

GERARD, Ms Polly d/o Charles & Joanna
        died 18 Jun 1830 - age 20y 1m 27d
        A loved daughter here doth rest
        A tender sister dear
        We hope she's now amongst the blest
        While we are weeping here.
GERARD, Deacon Charles,
        d 28 May 1849 - age 74yrs 7mos 6days
        His gentle spirit soars away
        To dwell with God in endless day.
GERARD, Joanna, w/o Charles
        d 13 Mar 1841 - age 60yrs 2mos 1 day
        Her mind was tranquil and serene
        No terror in her looks was seen
        Her Saviors smile dispelled her gloom
        And smoothed her passage to the tomb.
GERARD, Clarissa D., d/o Charles & Joanna
        d 18 Nov 1841 - age 36yrs 2mos
        P. P. Moore, Cortland, NY (Probably the stone cutter)
HOPKINS, Louisa, d/o Esick & Huldah
        d 22 feb 1832 - age 13y 10m 21d
        Since God saw fit to call me home
        From sorrow and from pain
        Prepare to die that you may come
        Where I with Jesus reign.
STAUNTON, Henry, s/o Henry & Minerva
        d 1 Apr 1836 - age 9yrs 9mos
TERRY, Capt. Shadrach
        d 5 Oct 1823 - age 49y 3mo (With design of a ship)

A broken stone without name had another signature - P. P. Moore Cortlandville


Transcribed by JoEllen Langwell from scanned images of LDS tape number 1304772, supplied by Pat Stefnik and Vicki Hall Titus.


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Created 18 Jan 1999    

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