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West Kirtland (Williams / Marble) Cemetery
Inscriptions West Kirtland Cemetery Section Map

West Kirtland Cemetery is a small wooded cemetery on the south side of Chardon Road (US 6) about one-half mile west of Hobart Road, which was across from the Friends Church . It is a City of Kirtland cemetery, however there have been no burials there (according to death dates on the stones) since Altha Willis died in 1953. The earliest death date on a legible stone is August 12, 1825, that of Emily, third daughter of Abel and Amanda Nash. Considering the number of illegible brownstones, there is a good chance that this was not the first burial here.

This burial ground has had several names over the years. Often people call it by the name of their own family, or one they know in it. Most often it is referred to as "Williams" but it is in the old Pleasant Valley area, and Davis Funeral home recorded Jerome Edick's 1919 burial in "Pleasant Valley Cemetery." It has been known as the Marble Cemetery, especially to the Marble family, and the land appears on 1820, 1830, 1840 landowner maps as Marble property. The Alexander Williams property seems to be more to the west, but by 1857 the two properties were adjacent, the neighbor between apparently having sold his land to Williams. In 1874, the map shows the cemetery on the border between Daniel Marble's land and G.H. Kent's to the east near the center of lot 88. The Williams family has a large lot with a stone retaining wall which may have been very impressive at the time.

The cemetery is set off by a split rail fence and is quite visible from the road. It appears as an old cemetery, but has many newer granite stones in it. There seem to be empty areas, or those with several little heaps of stone, the deteriorated old brownstones.

It appears to have two sections, one on the west, dubbed Section 1, and one on the east, Section 2. Both section's rows were read from west to east and the stones from north to south. .

This cemetery's readings were proofed on July 25, 2000.



Kirtland Township West Kirtland Cemetery

 

Name Sec-
tion
Row Stone
#
Inscription Symbols Comments

 Edick, Christopher

 Edick, Synthia

1

1

1

Edick/ Christopher/ 1796-1875/ Synthia/ 1806-1886

 

sm. marble

 Nash, Mother

1

1

2

Mother

 

 

 Nash, Catherine E.

1

1

3

[on top] Mother/ Catherine E./ Wife of H.B. Nash/ Aug. 22, 1840/ Feb. 4, 1894

 

leaning against 1-1-4

 Nash, Homer B.

 Nash, Catherine E.

 Nash, Ida M.

1

1

4

[top] Nash/ [E face] Homer B. Nash/ Nov. 1835-Sep. 1905/ Catherine E. his wife/ Aug. 1840-Feb. 1894/ Ida M./their daughter/ Oct. 1872-June 1905

 

monument- replacement for 1-1-3

 Nash, Father

1

1

5

Father

 

 

 Graves, Ann M. Nash

 Nash, Caroline A.

 Nash, Abel H.

 Nash, Willis J.

 Nash, Emily

 Nash, Samantha H.

 Nash, Abel

 Nash, Amanda

1

1

6

[E side] Ann M./ eldest daughter/ of A. & A. Nash/ and wife of/ E. S. Graves/ born/ Feb. 1, 1819/ died/ June 5, 1842/ aged 23 yrs./ Caroline A./ 2nd daughter/ born/ Jan. 28, 1821/ died/ Nov. 21, 1841/ aged 21 yrs/ [N side] Abel H./ 2nd son/ born/ May 17, 1830/ died/ Mar. 27, 1854/ aged 22 yrs/ Willis J./ 4th son/ born/ Oct. 1, 1837/ died/ May 10, 1864/ aged 26 yrs./ [W side] Emily/ 3rd daughter/ born/ June 17, 1824/ died/ Aug. 12, 1825/ aged 1 yr 1 mo/ Samantha H./ born/ May 12, 1826/ died/ Nov. 24, 1843/ aged 17 yrs/ [S side] Abel Nash/ born/ Jan. 30, 1795/ died/ June 30, 1864 (?)/ aged 69 years/ Amanda/ wife of/ Abel Nash/ born/ July 13, 1793/ died/ Oct. 23, 1848/ aged 55 years

 

monument; lot delineated by 4" marble squares with N on them.

 Nash, Sister

1

1

7

Sister

 

 

 Johnson, Mary A.

1

1

8

Mary A. Johnson/ 1836-1921

 

Cylinder type

 Worrall, Mary

1

1

9

Mary/ 1809-1877/ and children/ erected by her son Thos. Worrall/ WORRALL

palm frond with bow; Confederate flagholder

 

 Steward, Daniel

1

2

1

[W side] Daniel Steward/ died/ Aug. 16, 1868./ aged/ 57 yrs. 8 mths./ D. STEWARD

 

monument cracking

 Pierce, Nettie

 Pierce, Eben

1

2

2

Pierce/ Nettie/ 1876-1908 [rings] Aug. 17, 1903/ Eben/ 1867-1937/ Gone but not forgotten

cross with crown top corners

 

 Pierce, H.

 Pierce, J.

1

2

3

H. Pierce/ 1881/ Aged 4 Ds./ J. Pierce./ 1872/ Aged 9 Ds.

 

sm pointed limestone, pillars on sides

 Francis, John C.

 Francis, Julia

 Francis, Minnie

 Francis, Mary

 Francis, Galom

1

3

1

John C. Francis/ 1825-1900/ Julia/ 1839-[NE] Minnie 1864-1894/ Mary 1861-1865/ Galom 1863-1865/ FRANCIS

 

round top in ivy and palm decorated slant

 Turner, Charles

1

4

2

Charles/ son of/ Chancy & Hannah Turner/ died/ Dec. 29, 1842/ Aged [1] year / 2 mo. & 12 d.

 

a few numbers chipped off; broken and repaired

 Marble, Daniel

1

4

1

Daniel Marble/ died/ Feb. 27, 1865/ aged 7 yrs. 7 ms. & 17 ds. (part of 3 line inscription) With the - - - friend - - - the end of that which - -

 

some illegible;

 *,

1

4

2

 

 

brownstone, broken off

 *,

1

4

3

 

 

brownstone, chipped off

 *,

1

4

4

 

 

stone down

 Stonebridge, Rebecca

1

4

5

SACRED/ To the memory of/ Rebecca wife of/ R. [H. Stonebridge]/ July 31, 18?1/ AE 7[?]5 yrs.

urn and willow

brownstone head and shoulders. only top easily readable.

 *,

1

4

6

 

 

brownstone, face gone

 *,

1

4

7

 

 

brownstone, face gone

 Westurn, Eliza

1

4

8

Our mother/ Eliza/ wife of/ F. W. Westurn/ died/ Dec. 29, 1857/ aged/ 35 yrs. 7 ms. 26 ds./ I have put my trust in God

 

 

 Goodell, Elisha

1

5

1

Elisha Goodell/ died/ March 14, 1854/ AE 78 yrs.

 

leaning marble

 *,

1

5

2

 

 

illeg. brownstone

 *,

1

5

3

 

 

illeg. brownstone

 C., A.

1

5

4

[footstone] A C

 

illeg. brownstone

 *,

1

5

5

 

 

illeg. brownstone

 *,

1

5

6

 

 

illeg. brownstone

 *,

1

5

7

 

 

illeg. brownstone

 Cuddy, Thomas

1

5

8

In memory of/ Thomas Cuddy/ who died sept/ 29 1827./ age 22. years.

willow tree

brownstone

 *,

1

5

9

 

 

sm. illeg.

 Squires, Adelbert P.

2

1

1

Adelbert P./ Squires/ 1860-1918

 

scroll shaped

 *,

2

1

2

(unreadable) (very small stone0

 

brownstone

 Squires, Ruth E. Page

2

1

3

Ruth E. Page/ wife of/ H. K. Squires/ died/ Nov. 12, 1866/ aged 41 yrs. 1 mo. 1 D./ [4 lines illeg. poetry]

 

age not clear

 Squires, Hiram K.

2

1

4

Hiram K./ Squires/ 1816-1902

Confederate War Vet flagholder

 

 Squires, Caroline G.

2

1

5

Caroline G./ Squires/ 1822-1897

 

 

 Page, Sally

2

1

6

Sally/ wife of/ Thos. Page/ died/ July 30, 1858/ aged 75 years & ? mo. (from old list)

 

stone broken in half an d propped up

 Page, Thomas

2

1

7

Thomas Page/ died/ Apr. 5, 1847/ aged 69 years/ & 6 mos.

 

 

 Hobart, Cinthia

2

1

8

In memory of./ Cinthia Hobart/ who died July 30, 1837/ aged. 33. years./ [footstone] C.H.

 

brownstone

 Hobart, Thomas P.

2

1

9

In memory of/ Thomas. P. Hobar.t/ who diedNov.y 30, 1827/ age.d .4 years/ [footstone] T. P. H.

 

brownstone

 Hobart, Nathan

 Hobart, Cynthia

2

1

10

[W face] Nathan Hobart/ died/ Feb. 10, 1880/ Aged 84 yrs./ 4 mos. 8 ds./ Cynthia/ his wife/ died July 30, 1834/ HOBART

masonic symbol

limestone mon.

 Shepard, Alice L.

2

1

11

Alice L./ dau of/ T. & L. Shepard/ Died/ June 8, 1851/ AE 1 yr. 6 m. 25 d. [4 illeg. lines]

 

cracked off & repaired

 Shepard, Laura R.

2

1

12

Laura R./ wife of/ T. Shepard/ died/ Oct. 16, 1846/ age 34/ Turner

 

 

 Cumings, Caleb E.

2

1

13

Caleb E. Cumings/ died Mar. 1, 1842/ aged 66 years

 

leaning badly

 Cumings, William

2

1

14

In memory. of./ William. Cumings./ who. died. April. 7th, 1830/ aged. 33. yrs.

 

brownstone

 Cumings, Jonathan

2

1

15

In memory. of./ Jonathan. Cumings./ who. died. Sep. 22, 1827/ aged. 25. years.

 

brownstone

 Cumings, Abigail

2

1

16

In. memory. of./ Abigail. Cumings./ who. died. March 29th/ 1828. aged. 24. years.

 

brownstone

 *,

2

1

17

 

 

broken off, illeg

 *,

2

1

18

 

 

broken off illeg.

 Metcalf, Aaron

 Metcalf, Sally

2

1

19

Aaron Metcalf/ died/ Oct. 3, 1839/ aged 50 yrs. 2 mos./ Sally Metcalf/ died/ Oct. 4, 1844/ aged 58 yrs. 7 m.

tassels

broken through Sally's date & repaired

 Metcalf, Sam'l

2

1

20

Sam'l Metcalf/ Died/ Apr. 30, 1849/ age 61 years/ 9 mos.

GAR flagholder??

broken off, 2 pieces flat

 Metcalf, Mary

2

1

21

Mary/ wife of/ Samuel Metcalf/ died/ Mar. 16, 1865./ aged 70 yrs. 2 mo. 25 ds.

 

 

 Page, Varnum G.

 Page, Thomas

 Page, Julia A.

2

2

1

[N face] Varnum G. Page/ born/ Feb. 4, 1832/ died/ Sep. 25, 1884/ PAGE/ [W face] Thomas Page/ born/ Feb. 13, 1806/ died/ Dec. 10, 1886/ Julia A. Page/ born/ Jan. 7, 1809/ died/ Feb. 1, 1884/

tassels

monument; note in old readings added "Thomas page was the fifth in regular descent of the oldest son named Thomas"

 Fuller, Hannah

2

2

2

Hannah/ wife of/ Rev. F. L. Fuller/ died/ July 11, 1849/ age 33/ [4 illeg. lines ending with] with God.

 

broken, flat

 Wheelock, Kemble P.

2

2

3

Kemble P./ son of/ Eleazer and/ M. W. Wheelock/ was deceased/ April 9, 1844/ age 1 yr. 2 mos. 21 days/ A father's boy & mother's joy,/ .... thy didn't..../ ..... a day ......./ just steal our hears away. [footstone] K. P. W.

 

 

 Wheelock, Theodore E.

2

2

4

Theodore E./ son of/ E. V. & M. W. Wheelock/ was deceased/ May 11, 1847./ aged 2 yrs. & 10 mo./ ...away by sudden/ ... beautiful flower/ in Paradise could bloom. [footstone] T. E. W.

 

 

 Williams, Thomas

2

2

5

Thomas/ son of Alex &/ M. C. C. Williams/ May 9, 1842/ July 14, 1843

 

Part of Williams section surrounded by stone wall. (old stone parents read Alexander & Martha)

 Williams, Martha Cumings

2

2

6

Martha Cumings/ wife of/ Alex Williams/ Hebron, N.H. June 12, 1819/ Kirtland Dec. 21, 1857

 

Part of Williams section surrounded by stone wall

 Williams, Alexander

2

2

7

Alexander Williams/ 1814-1900

 

Part of Williams section surrounded by stone wall. New stone. Old reading says, "son of Thomas & Nancy born Deerfield Mar. 11, 1814, died at Willoughby, O July 17, 1900"

 Williams, Thomas

2

2

8

Thomas/ son of Dr. W. S. & Mary/ Hoyt Williams of Deerfield/ Mass, May 24, 1787/ Kirtland March 30, 1869

 

Part of Williams section surrounded by stone wall

 Williams, Nancy Hawks

2

2

9

Nancy Hawks/ wife of Thomas Williams/ Deerfield March 17, 1888/ Kirtland Aug. 12, 1869

 

Part of Williams section surrounded by stone wall

 Metcalf, Samuel

 Metcalf, Maria P. Baldwin

2

2

10

Samuel Metcalf/ Jan. 30, 1817/ Aug. 31, 1888/ Maria P. Baldwin/ his wife/ June 20, 1820/ April 30, 1882/ METCALF

 

tall monument

part of family plot

 Metcalf, Aurelia E.

2

2

11

Aurelia E./ daughter of/ Sam'l & M. P. Metcalf/ died/ July 3, 1865/ 21 yrs. 2 mos. 21 ds./ Short was her life/ yet it was valuable/ Her memory is blessed

 

 

 Reich, Wilhelmina

 Reich, Andrew

2

3

1

 Wilhelmina/ 1865-1929/ Andrew/ 1865-1918/ REICH

side flowers

 

 Bortz, Richard A.

 Bortz, Wilhelmena

2

3

2

Bortz/ Richard A./ May 31, 1868/ Feb. 16, 1949/ Wihelmena/ Dec. 9, 1875/ Nov. 30, 1929

Flowers

 

 Goodwin, Peter Capt.

2

3

3

Capt. Peter Goodwin/ born/ Feb. 6, 1802/ died Oct. 7, 1883

 

part of Williams section surrounded by stone wall

 Williams, Mary Goodwin

2

3

4

Mary Goodwin/ Williams/ 1831-1903

 

part of Williams section surrounded by stone wall

 Williams, Bell Rogers

2

3

5

Bell Rogers/ Williams/ 1860-1959

 

part of Williams section surrounded by stone wall

 Williams, Edward Hamilton

2

3

6

Edward Hamilton/ Williams/ 1852-1915

 

part of Williams section surrounded by stone wall

 Williams, Linda E.

2

3

7

Linda E./ daughter of/ E. H. & B. R. Williams/ July 10, 1886/ July 4, 1889

 

part of Williams section surrounded by stone wall

 Presley, Katie B.

 Presley, Chris J.

 Presley, Vera

2

4

1

Presley/ Katie B./ 1876-19[NE]/ Chris J./ 1867-1936/ 1895 Baby Vera 1897

dec.

 

 Presley, Charles L.

 Presley, Jane A.

 Presley, Alvin C.

2

4

2

Presley/ Charles L./ 1843-1922/ Jane A. his wife/ 1847-1932/ Alvin C.

GAR flagholder

tall stone with engraving on top

 Willis, Altha L.

 Willis, Lucien

2

4

3

Willis/ Altha L./ 1868-1953/ Lucien/ 1859-1942

flower decs.; WW I flagholder

 

 Steward, Lawrence Goodrich

2

4

4

Lawrence/ Goodrich/ Steward/ 1891-1893

 

 

 Bidlake, Father

2

4

5

Father/ 1822-1892

 

matches mon 2-4-9

 Bidlake, Mother

2

4

6

Mother/ 1826-1893

 

matches mon 2-4-9

 Bidlake, Emily

2

4

7

Emily/ 1816-1896

 

matches mon 2-4-9

 Bidlake, Beeda

2

4

8

Beeda/ 1852-1891

 

matches mon 2-4-9

 Bidlake

2

4

9

BIDLAKE

 

black granite mon.


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