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Brighton Cemetery
 Harmony Twp., Clark County, Ohio

Cemetery read by Alice Donkin and Betsy Earley on July 15, 2005
Prepared by:  Sara Greer in September, 2005

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This cemetery is located Northwest of Brighton, west of Houston Pike.  Between U.S.40 and Interstate 70 
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 39.9342, Longitude: -83.5686

Additional information from "History of Clark County", W. H. Beers & Co., 1881,  page 643 -  ".....At Brighton, a small and tolerably well kept cemetery is used as a place of interment by the general public..."     Page 645 - "This village was laid out by David Ripley and Marvin Gager in 1835.  It is located in the northeastern part of Harmony Township, about twelve and a half miles east of Springfield, and on the National road. 



Birth Date

Death Date

Age at Death 

Other Notes
Beagle, Abigail    Jun 24 1853    38y  5 days Wife of (Hiram), Marker is broken and down. 
Brougher, Jane M 1857 1862    
Clark, William H.    Jan 07 1854 2y 7m 16d s/o J. F. and R. M. Clark
Dodson, Charles H.  Feb 08 1861 Mar 21 1931   Marker says "Father"
Dodson, Harriett 1870 1916   Marker says "Mother" and "Blessed are the pure in heart. 
Dodson, Verne 1900 1911   buried between Charles and Harriett Dodson
Eleazor, Martin E.    Sep 24 1845 3 y 9 m 28d Son of Ham.  
Evans, Alexander W.    Jul 05 1857   This marker is broken & missing but beside Thomas E. Evans. 
Evans, Thomas E.    Jan 09 1858 28y 10m 25d  
Gilbert, Austin   Mar 04 1892 47 years  
Gilbert, Elizabeth   Feb 18 1879 68 y 5 m 15 d  Wife of Sydney Gilbert
Going, John Henry   Jun 06 1858 23 y 23 days  Son of Michael and Mary Going
Hesler, Harriett May 02 1821 Sep 15 1869 48y 4m13 days Broken monument
Littleton, John W. *  

 Apr 06 1838

 32 years Broken monument
Mason, (G.W.)       Co. (?)  186th Ohio Infantry
Mason, Cora B.  1872 1942   Wife of John W. Mason
Mason, John W.  1851 1926    
Mason, Julia Ann   1932   d/o Clarence H. and Edith Mason
Mc Lauglin, Mary Jane 1852 1899    
Mc Lauglin, Stephen  1841 1929    
McComis, Ora McKenzie 1888 1910    
Randolph, Alonzo Feb 10 1869 Jul 15 1883 14y 5m  5 days Son of John and Melissa Randolph
Randolph, Infant Daug.   Feb 12 18??   d/o John and Melissa Randolph
Randolph, Melissa Sep 13 1849 July 23, 1878 or 1879 23y 10m 10d Wife of John Randolph
Randolph, William P.  1832 1889    
Shafer, (Mary Jane)   Oct. 23, 1853 or 1858 7 y 9 m 16 days   d/o A. and Ann Shafer
Watson, Etta 1858 1908    
Watson, John 1856 1891    
MISSING MONUMENTS      These monuments were present at a previous reading but not here anymore
Bennett, Victoria       d/o W. H. and E. 
Gadd, George W.    30 J---, 1853 10 yr 15 days   
Mason, William   20 May 1862 50 yrs   
Morris, T. P.        Co. ?  45th Ohio Inf. 

* Quite a while ago, one of his relatives contacted Betsy about that monument. This one is important because the monument is now broken and all that you can read is John W. _______.

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