Lake County Genealogical Society (Ohio)


Madison Dock Road Cemetery
(Currently Inactive)

Dock Road Cemetery is located on the east side of Dock Road just north of Chapel Road. This road led to the Madison Dock, early called Ellenburg, at Cunningham Creek, now Arcola Creek. This major port had a government lighthouse in pioneer days, and a shipbuilding industry. The iron ore was rich in the area, and a furnace was located on Arcola Road (extension of Dock Road) just south of the North Ridge Road. This area was a thriving industrial complex in its very early settlement.

The book Ohio Cemeteries suggested that the cemetery is on the Old Moore Farm.

The ca 1940 WPA map lists the cemetery as established in 1827, the property as formerly owned by Elder J. Allen, and turned over to cemetery trustees in 1840.

We find a deed in Geauga County Deed Record Vol. 26, pg 67 & 68 signed 3 February 1837 and recorded 16 June 1838 from Willard Allen and his wife Eliza for $20.00 to Thomas Blair, Samuel Pancost, James Gage, Thomas King, Wm. Rossman, James Courtwright & Julius Mixer of Madison. This is a piece of land to the north of James Courtrights land, measuring 10 rods by 4 rods, "containing 42 rods of land which is now enclosed by a fence, for the express purpose of a district burying ground for district No. 1, as it now stands bounded on the town book in Madison."

In 1840 the property surrounding was owned by Willard Allen purchased from Cyrus Cunningham (Geauga County Recorder's Deed Book Vol. O pg 439), and later returned to Cunningham at sheriff's sale. (Lake County Recorder's Deed Book Vol. K pg 473 May 1, 1854)

A very small strip of 0.014 acres of land at the east end of the cemetery was added from Don E. and Carol T. Stallard on 19 Jan 2000 "to be used exclusively for burial lots for the Grantors, members of their immediate families, and the Grantors' direct descendants." (Lake County Recorders Deed 200022443, filed electronically.)

This quaint little cemetery has a split rail fence by the road. The stones set back some from the road. It appears as an old graveyard. The oldest death date on a stone is July 10, 1827, that of Charlana Turney Gage, wife of James Jr., in the 28th year of her life. The most recent burial in this now (except for Stallards) inactive cemetery was Flora Brockway in 1969.

Although the WPA map shows a road up the center of this deep but narrow graveyard, the inscriptions were read as one section. The rows were read from west to east and the stones from north to south. Readings were proofed in 2000.


Madison Township

Dock Road Cemetery  

Rows read W-E, Stones N-S

Name

Sec- tion

Row

Stone #

Inscription

Symbols

Comments

 Brown, Catharine
1
1
1
CATHARINE/ daughter of/ Wm. & E. BROWN/ Died Oct. 4, 1852/ Aged 13 mo's/ & 18 ds.
 
parent's name and death date almost illeg.
 Brian, Anna B.
1
1
2
Anna B./ daughter of/ Wm J. L./ BRIAN/ DIED/ NOV 11, 1852[illeg]/ AGED/ 2 yrs & 4 mo[illeg]/ God came to me in love and hope/ And brought a m___ ___/ ___ might ___/ Till fitted for His ___/ Now you are drawn by hand of God/ Up to the Heavenly gates/ For in the city of our God/ our little Anna waits.
 
 
 Chaffee, A. J.
 Chaffee, Nancy A.
1
1
3
A. J. CHAFFEE/ 1844-1928/ NANCY A./ HIS WIFE/ 1847-1910
 
granite
 Chaffee, Dwight A.
1
1
4
DWIGHT A. CHAFFEE/ Died/ Aug. 25, 1871/ AGED/ 20 Yrs. 5 Ms. 17 Ds.
 
 
 Chaffee, Albert
1
1
5
ALBERT CHAFFEE/ DIED/ April 2, 1880 [illeg]/ AGED/ 67 yrs. 7 mos. [illeg]
 
off-base, upright
 Chaffee, John D.
1
1
6
JOHN D. CHAFFEE/ 1871-1892
 
granite
 Harrison, Ellen
1
2
1
ELLEN/ wife of/ WILLIAM HARRISON/ DIED/ SEPT. 2, 1865./ AGED 19 Years.
tassels
looks sunken, may be more inscription
 Farmer, Ruth A.
1
2
2
RUTH A./ Daughter of/ D. B. & RUTH W./ FARMER/ DIED/ Feb. 15, 1850/ Aged 14 years.
 
partial break at DIED and year of death which could be 1880
 Preston, Melissa M.
1
3
1
MELISSA M./ Daughter of/ Amaziah D. &/ Huldah Preston/ DIED/ Apr. 1, 1844/ Aged 3 yrs/ 10 mos./ This lovely bud so young and fair/ Called hence by early doom/ Just sent to show how sweet a flower/ In paradise would bloom
 
 
 Wellman, Sally
1
4
1
Sally,/ Wife of/ Daniel Wellman/ Died/ May 23, 1841/ Aged 66 years
 
last line buried; could be Saley, could be died 1842 nearly illeg.
 Pancost, Sally H. Smith
1
4
2
SALLY H./ wife of/ S. G. PANCOST/ and Daughter of/ OLIVER & EUNICE/ SMITH/ DIED/ Jan. 6, 1832/ Aged 29 Years/ And must this body die/ This mortal frame decay/ And must these active limbs of man/ lie mouldering in the grave
 
flat
 Brockway, Lorenzo D.
 Brockway, Valeria R.
 Brockway, Flora E.
1
4
3
[W face] Lorenzo D./ Brockway/ Dec. 8, 1820./ March 28, 1900./ Valeria R./ His Wife/ Sept. 5, 1829./ June 6, 1916./ Flora E./ 1871-1969/ BROCKWAY
mon. urn on top
 
 Brockway, Myra
1
4
4
Myra D.[?]/ Daughter of L & V. R. Brockway/ Died/ Nov. 29, 1869/ Aged 1 yr 5 m
tassels
nearly all illeg.
 Brockway, Edna T.
1
4
5
Edna t./ Daughter of/ L. D. & V. P. Brockway/ Died/ March 20, 1858/ Aged/ 4 ys 3 Ms 20 Ds/ She came a visitor to earth/ A cherub child of mortal birth/ but Angels called her home again/ And stricken ___ hearts have sobbed / Amen
lamb on top
 
 Brockway, Cynthia
1
4
6
Cynthia/ wife of/ Ahial Brockway/ Died/ Jan./ 27, 1867/ Aged 70 Yrs. 5 Mos. 8 Ds./ [one illegible line]
 
off base
 Brockway, Ahial
1
4
7
Ahial Brockway/ Died/ Dec. 11, 1857/ Aged/ 65 y 11 m & 1 D
 
mostly illeg
 Brockway, Sally, D.
1
4
8
Sally D./ Daughter of/ A. & C. Brockway/ Died/ Aug. 27, 1847/ Aged 17 yrs.
 
nearly illeg.
 *,
1
5
1
 
 
broken off - missing
 Allen, Jonas
 Allen, Lucinda
1
5
2
Jonas Allen/ Died/ Oct 29, 1864/ Aged 86 years/ Lucinda/ His Wife/ Died Feb. 12, 1848/ Aged/ 66 Years
 
broken off & propped on base
 Cole, Joel, E.
1
5
3
Joel E. Cole/ 15 Ohio L. A.
 
gov't shield stone
 Nash, Lucelia M.
 Nash, Orlando S. W.
 Nash, Floraett P.
 Nash, Cornelia
 Nash, Theron E.
 Nash, Vinson
 Nash, Mary Dyer
1
5
4
[west face] Children of/ Vinson & Mary/ Nash/ Lucelia M./ Died Oct. 15, 1847/ Aged 15 Yrs. 9 Mos./ Orlando S. W./ Died Dec. 26, 1848/ Aged 9 Yrs. 3mos. [East Face] Children of/ Vinson & Mary/ Nash/ Floraett P./ Died Nov. 13, 1829/ Aged 3 Yrs. 10 Mos./ Cornelia/ Died Sept. 4, 1847./ Aged 3 Yrs. 2 Mos./ Theron E./ Died Oct. 3, 1847/ Aged 5 Yrs. 7 Mos. [North Face] Vinson Nash/ Died Jan. 17, 1864/ Aged 64 Yrs. 10 Mos./ Mary Dyer/ His Wife/ Feb. 17, 1884./ Aged 84 Yrs.
mon. urn on top
 
 Dyer, Bela
1
5
5
Bela Dyer/ Aug. 18, 1878/ Aged 76 Years
 
See mon. 1-5-4
 Nash, Vinson
1
5
6
V. n.
 
See mon. 1-5-4
 Nash, Mary Dyer
1
5
7
Mother
 
See mon. 1-5-4
 Nash, Orlando S. W.
1
5
8
O. S. W. n.
 
See mon. 1-5-4
 Nash, Lucelia M.
1
5
9
L. M. n.
 
See mon. 1-5-4
 White, Henry
1
5
10
Henry White
 
 
 Nash, Floraett P.
1
5
11
F. P. n.
 
See mon. 1-5-4
 Nash, Cornelia O.
1
5
12
C. O. n.
 
See mon. 1-5-4
 Nash, Theron E.
1
5
13
T. E. n.
 
See mon. 1-5-4
 Mixer, Adaline A. M.
 Mixer, Sydney B.
1
6
1
Adaline A. M./ Died/ Oct. 21 1828/ Aged 5 Years/ Sydney B./ Died/ May 27, 1831/ Aged 9 Mos./ Children Of/ J. U. & Belinda/ Mixer
 
 
 Mixer, William F.
 Mixer, Laura B.
1
6
2
WILLIAM F./ DIED/ Jan. 24, 1833[or 4]/ Aged 11 months/ LAURA B./ DIED/ JULY 4, 1841[or 4]/ Aged 4 years/ & 6 months/ children of/ J. U. & BELINDA/ MIXER
 
stone recently broken by fallen tree, and bottom of stone missing or buried
 Mixer, Julius U.
1
6
3
JULIUS U. MIXER/ DIED/ March 24, 1864/ Aged 76 years
 
 
 Mixer, Belinda
1
6
4
BELINDA MIXER/ DIED/ April 8, 1882/ Aged 81 Years
 
 
 *,
1
6
5
 
 
blank, may be upside down
 Blair, Roxanna
1
7
1
ROXANNA/ wife of/ T. Blair/ DIED/ June 5, 1842/ AE 54
 
 
 *, Thomas
1
7
2
THOMAS
 
 
 Blair, Arabelle
1
7
3
ARABELLE/ daughter of/ Thos. & Roxanna/ Blair/ Died March 17, 1832/ Aged 8 yrs.
 
 
 Blair,[?] Annos
1
7
4
LITTLE/ ANNOS/ Aged 18 mos
 
old reading says Amos.
 Blair,[?] Wirtie
1
7
5
OUR WIRTIE/ DIED/ Sept. 21, 1860/ Aged 9 yrs & 1 mo
 
dim, rolled scroll shaped marble
 Blair, Thomas
 Blair, Dorcas
1
7
6
[W face] THOMAS BLAIR/ Age 81 Yrs./BLAIR [east face] DORCAS BLAIR
 
mon. uprooted by tree root, spire broken off
 King, Thomas
 King, Jane
1
7
7
[north face] THOMAS KING/ Died/ JUNE 5, 1861./ AGED/ 77 Yrs. 2 Mo. 28 Ds./ KING [east face] JANE KING/ Died/ Aug. 14, 1860./ AGED/ 73 Yrs. 2 mo. 28Ds.
 
mon. spire broken off
 Gage, Lida
1
8
1
[W face] LITTLE/ LIDA/ DIED/ May 5, 1858/ Aged 8 mo 5 d/ Our Heavenly Father full of Grace/ An angel __ __ __/ To take our little __/ To joys that she __ __ [E face] Daughter of/ B.D. & S.M./ Gage
rosebuds
small obelesque on big base
 Gage, Charlana T.
1
8
2
IN/ MEMORY OF/ CHARLANA T./ wife of/ JAMES GAGE/ who died/ July 10, 1827/ AE 28
flower decs.
 
 *,
1
8
3
 
 
broken off base, 2 pieces leaning against tree
 Pierce, Hollis
 Pierce, Maria
 Pierce, Glenn
1
8
4
PIERCE/ HOLLIS PIERCE/ 1825-1900/ MARIA HIS WIFE./ 1841-1911/ GLENN PIERCE/ 1876-1911
leaf decoration
 
 Pierce, Miranda
1
8
5
MIRANDA/ wife of/ H. H. PIERCE/ DIED/ JUNE 4, 1863/ Aged 39 yrs 11 mos
 
bottom 2 line dim
 *,
1
8
6
 
 
located between rows 8 and 9 - footstone type rock squared off - no writing left
 *,
1
9
1
 
 
broken off, missing
 Allen, Lucinda
1
9
2
IN/ memory of/ Mrs. LUCINDA/ wife of/ Elder JONAS ALLEN/ WHO DIED/ Mar 2, 1848/ In the 66 year
 
propped agains another stone. last line buried
 *,
1
9
3
 
 
blank stone behind #2
 *,
1
9
4
 
 
small square rock-stone broken off
 Sohn, Dora
1
9
5
DORA SOHN/ 1887-1888
 
lot marked with marble S corners, granite stone
 Sohn, Lepha Tyler
 Sohn, Charles F.
1
9
6
SOHN/ LEPHA TYLER/ 1853-1917/ CHARLES F./ 1846-1937
flowers
granite
 Sohn, William J.
1
9
7
WILLIAM J. SOHN/ 1882-1951
cross, grapes, leaves. Very old Rebecca Lodge stickpin
granite
 Hunt, Inez Sohn
1
9
8
INEZ SOHN HUNT/ 1878-1961
matches #7 ladies auxillary VFW stickpin
granite
 Pierce, Eva A.
1
9
9
EVA A./ wife of/ S. W. Pierce/ Died Jan 6, 1884/ Aged 30 yrs.
 
bottom lines dim
 Olds, Joseph E.
1
9
10
JOSEPH E./ child of/ Nathan & Betsey/ OLDS/ DIED/ March 1st/ 1853/ Aged 5/ months
 
 
 *,
1
10
0
 
 
Located between rows 9 & 10 - 3 small squared rock stones like footstones
 *,
1
10
1
 
 
no trace of writing
 Payne, Lamenta
1
10
2
LAMENTA/ wife of/ AZEL W. PAYNE/ DIED/ Nov. 23, 1857/ Aged 88 Years/ The sufferings are the ____ won/ her doubts[?] and cares forever done
 
 
 Payne, Azel W.
1
10
3
AZEL W. PAYNE/ DIED/ APRIL 27, 1858/ Aged 85 Years
 
age from old readings
 Bailey, Harlow
 Bailey, Apphia B.
 Bailey, Harlow Jr.
 Bailey, Harlow 2nd
 Bailey, Edwin Josiah
1
10
4
[west face] HARLOW BAILEY./ DIED/ Feby 11, 1880/ Aged 88 Years/ APPHIA B. BAILEY/ DIED JAN. 20, 1892./ AGED 99 Years./ BAILEY [south face] HARLOW JR./ DIED/ JULY 21[?], 1824[?]/ Aged 15[?] Years/ HARLOW 2nd/ Died Oct. 18, 1844./ Aged 18 Years./ EDWIN JOSIAH/ Died Aug. 31, 1837./ Aged 2 Years
urn on top round spire
now tallest mon., spire cracked; efflurescing
 Bailey, Baby
1
10
5
OUR/ BABY/ Daughter of/ DANIEL & MARY/ BAILEY
 
 
 Baily, Harlow
1
10
6
HARLOW,/ THIRD SON OF/ HARLOW &/ APPHIA B./ BAILY./ DIED/ Oct. 18, 1844./ Aged 18 years.
 
See mon 1-10-4
 Pancost, Edwin L.
1
10
7
MY DEAR HUSBAND/ EDWIN L. PANCOST/ DIED/ JULY 17, 1866;/ AGED/ 39 YEARS.
 
 
 Pancost, Inf. son
1
10
8
Inf son of/ Edwin & Adaline S[illeg]/ PANCOST/ BORN/ Nov. 23, 1857/ DIED Jan. 19, 1858/ Asleep in Jesus
 
 
 Hoyt, Isaac
 Hoyt, Hannah
1
10
9
ISAAC HOYT/ DIED/ April 20, 1830/ Aged 55 years/ HANNAH/ wife of I. Hoyt/ DIED/ Jan. 31, 1859/ Aged 82 Years.
 
 
 Moore, Flora Amanda
1
11
1
FLORA AMANDA/ MOORE/ DIED/ JUNE 21, 1858/ AE 1 Yr. 5 ms 6 ds/ Flora only reveled in her childish ___/ But while I gazed she faded in my ___/ A lovely bud too choice for Earth[?]/ Transplanted by Gods care ___/ To blossom bright in paradise/ And bloom forever there
Rose
grown into tree
 Moore, Francis W.
1
11
2
FRANCIS W./ MOORE/ DIED/ JUNE 22, 1858/ AE 4 Yrs & 6 mos./ But thou dear Frank hast gone to rest/ Sleep on in quiet sleep/ I cannot call thee back to Earth/ Oh rest in quiet sleep.
Lamb
grown into tree
 Moore, G. W. D.
 Moore, Phebe A.
1
11
3
G. W. D. MOORE/ 1822-1894/ PHEBE A. MOORE/ 1826-1904
Civil War flagholder
granite
 Weeks, Luther K.
1
11
4
LUTHER K. WEEKS/ 1813.-1883./ Thy rod and thy staff,/ they comfort me.
 
 
 Weeks, Lucinda S.
1
11
5
LUCINDA S./ wife of/ L. K. WEEKS/ DIED/ Jan. 16, 1863/ AGED/ 44 yrs & 5 mos./ [?]Lord in sight[?] To memory dear
 
 
 Gunn, Diantha E.
1
11
6
MOTHER/ DIANTHA E./ GUNN/ 1849-1909
 
limestone
 *,
1
11
7
 
 
footstone
 Weeks, Theresa M.
1
11
8
THERESSA M./ Daughter of/ LUTHER K./ & LUCINDA S./ WEEKS./ DIED JAN. 27, 1851./ Aged 8 years
leaf dec.
 
 Moore, Andrew W.
1
12
1
ANDREW W. MOORE/ DIED/ June 23, 1853/ in the 23 year/ of his age/ Remember me as you walk by/ As you are now, so once was I./ As I am now, you soon will be./ Prepare to die and follow me.
 
 
 Courtright, Mina
1
12
2
MINA [?]/ [on back] Daughter of/ J. D. & Y. Courtright/ Died Mar 23[?], 1865/ Aged 16 mo. 5 d.
 
 
 Courtright, James
1
12
3
JAMES COURTRIGHT/ DIED/ Feb. 28, 1861/ Aged 66 years
 
 
 Courtright, Eliza Dearborn
1
12
4
ELIZA DEARBORN/ WIFE OF/ JAMES COURTRIGHT/ 1808-1901
 
 
 Dearborn, Josiah
1
12
5
JOSIAH DEARBORN/ DIED/ Sept 14, 1864/ Aged 82 Years
 
 
 Dearborn, Ardalissa
1
12
6
ARDALISSA DEARBORN/ DIED/April 20, 1866/ Aged 78 years
 
 
 Williams, Julia
1
12
7
JULIA/ wife of/ E. WILLIAMS/ DIED/ JAN. 11, 1855/ Aged 31 yrs.
 
possibly more inscription buried
 Williams, Mary J.
1
12
8
MARY J./ WIFE OF/ ELIJAH WILLIAMS/ Died/ Aug 22, 1871/ Aged 49 yrs./ he loved her
 
off base
 Williams, Albert K.
1
12
9
FATHER/ ALBERT K. WILLIAMS/ 1856-1915
 
granite
 Williams, Elijah
1
12
10
ELIJAH WILLIAMS/ Died/ June 16, 1854/ AGED/ 73 Yeasr
very old GAR double-leg flagholder
 
 Williams, Anna
1
12
11
ANNA WILLIAMS/ DIED/ SEPT. 21, 1882/ AGED 90 YRS.
 
 
 Williams, W.
1
12
12
W. WILLIAMS/ Died/ AGED/ 44 years [illeg now]
veteran 61-65 flagholder
 
 Thompson, Olive
1
12
13
OLIVE/ WIFE OF/ ROGERS/ THOMPSON/ DIED/ Feb. 10, 1853/ Aged 69 years
 
 
 Weeks, Amiel
1
13
1
AMIEL WEEKS/ DIED/ Oct. 27, 1872/ AGED 87 YRS.
 
off base. Plot has gate posts around #1,2 & 3 with chain hooks
 Weeks, Lucy
1
13
2
In memory of/ Mrs. LUCY/ Wife of/ Mr. AMMIEL WEEKS/ WHO DIED/ May 2, 1849/ Aged 61 yrs./ 6 mo's. 14 days.
 
Plot has gate posts around #1,2 & 3 with chain hooks
 Weeks, Silas R.
 Weeks, Aaron
1
13
3
In memory of Silas/ R. Weeks who died/ Jan 5 1833 aged 22 yrs/ Also Aaron Weeks/ died Nov 18, 1832/ Aged 15 yrs.
Draped frond type decoration
Brownstone. 2 bottom lines flaking. Plot has gate posts around #1,2 & 3 with chain hooks
 Ford, Elijah
1
14
1
ELIJAH FORD/ Died/ Aug. 1, 1832/ Agd 72 YS. [on Plaque flagholder] Revolutionary/ Soldier/ Elijah Ford/ 1775-1783/ placed by/ New Connecticut Chapter D.A.R.
1776 and DAR flagholders
 
 Ford, Amy
1
14
2
AMY/ wife of/ ELIJAH FORD/ DIED/ Sept. 15, 1855/ Ag'd 89 yrs.
 
 
 Olds, Susan
1
14
3
SUSAN/ wife of/ Z. OLDS/ DIED/ Feb. 18, 1854/ ged 55 Ys 1 Mo.
 
 
 Nash, Alden B.
1
14
4
ALDEN B. NASH/ Died/ December 5, 1865/ Aged/ 43 Years
Civil War flagholder
broken, off base
 Forbes, Elisha
1
15
1
ELISHA FORBES/ DIED/ AUG. 18, 1847/ in the 78 year of his age
 
 
 C., A.
1
15
2
A. C.
 
like footstone
 Palmer,[?] Elizabeth
X
1
1
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer? Who died June 15, 1833 in the __ of her age. [footstone] E.P.
 
now missing, buried or illegible. Was badly worn in 1929.
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