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Madison South Ridge Cemetery (Tisdel, Antisdel, Pioneer) (Inactive)

Located on the south side of South Ridge Road (St. Rte. 84) 0.4 mile east of Wood Road and 0.8 mile west of Dayton Road, this quaint cemetery is close to the road and set off with a split rail fence.

This burying ground was superintended by the South Madison Cemetery Association which was formed and incorporated 24 August 1861 with fifteen members, F.E. Benjamin, Chairman. (Vol. A pg 23 of Lake County Association Meeting Records) Apparently one of its first duties was to see that the deed to the property was filed. The deed written 9 May 1816 was not recorded until 16 January 1866 in Deed Record Book of Lake County, Volume W pgs. 350-351.

Originally land of Silas Antisdel, who settled there in 1812 from Norwich, Connecticut, Elijah Hanks and his wife Mary granted to the Town of Madison for $30.00 paid by Jesse Ladd, John Sherwood, David Robbins, and their associates.. "a piece of land to be used and improved as a place of interment or burial to begin about 12 rods Westward of the now dwelling house..."

On 20 December 1899 a deed was signed (Lake Co. Vol. 31 pg 111) transferring the cemetery from Asaph Ely, Cemetery Trustee of Madison, Ohio to the Township Trustees of Madison for one cent. Known as Pioneer Cemetery and containing ½ acre of land "to be used only as a place for the burial of the dead forever."

The two sections, east and west, seem to be divided by a narrow road down the middle from the Ridge Road. The majority of stones in this cemetery are the large marble slabs, but there are several old brownstones with intricate carving, and some granite ones, especially toward the back (south) and the west. It was reported that about 1994 several stones were displaced or discarded, but this has not been verified. The oldest death date on a stone is Silas A'Tisdel Jr. who died March 22, 1813 aged 23. The oldest stone is a brownstone, in memory of Wm. Whitaker who died April 6, 1813. In 1816 Deacon Jesse Ladd died at age 85, a soldier of the American Revolution.

Rows were all read west to east and the stones within the rows north to south. The readings were proofed in 2000. Some of the less legible stones were supplemented with the readings of the N.S.D.A.R. done in the late 1920s.



Township

South Ridge Cemetery  

Proofed Oct. 2000 Rows W-E, Stones N-S

Name

Sec- tion

Row

Stone #

Inscription

Symbols

Comments

  C., C. M.

W

1

1

C. M. C.

 

propped on tree; may be footstone for W-1-3

  S., L.

W

1

2

L. S.

 

propped on tree

  Cawley, Cassius M.

W

1

3

Cassius M./ son of/ F. & S. H./ Cawley/ Died/ Aug. 24, 1837/ aged 3 years/ & 4 mo

 

year from old reading; propped on fence, broken

  Ely, Abel C., Jr.

W

1

4

A. C. E. Jr.

 

stone was buried, now on fence; footstone; See mon. W-2-3; See mon. W-2-3

  Ely, Alexis L., M.D.

W

1

5

A. L. E.

 

stone was buried, now on fence; footstone

  Ely, Wife

W

2

1

Wife

 

goes with ELY mon. W-3-1

  Ely, Husband

W

2

2

Husband

 

goes with ELY mon. W-3-1

  Ely, Abel C.
  Ely, Alexis L., M.D.
  Ely, Harriet H.
  Ely, Tamar L.
  Ely, Abel C., Jr.
  Ely, Lucy B.

W

2

3

[L. side] Abel C. Ely/ died/ Feb. 6, 1865/ Aged 76 yrs./ Alexis L. Ely M.D./ Died/ Oct. 14, 1854/ Aged 38 yrs./ Harriet H. Ely/ Died/ Aug. 25, 1843/ Aged 20 yrs/ [ R. side] Tamar L. Ely/ wife of/ Abel C. Ely/ Died Oct. 1, 1840/ Aged 51 yrs./Abel C. Ely, Jr./ Died/ Nov. 14, 1859/ Aged 28 yrs./ Lucy B. Ely/ Died/ Nov. 14, 1838/ Aged 13 yrs. [footstone] T.L.E. [footstone illeg, prob.] A.C.E.

 

Double tablet shaped stone

  Ely, Asaph B.
  Ely, Lois D. Converse
  Ely, Dwight N.

W

3

1

[w face] Asaph B. Ely/ Sep. 18, 1818 - Jan. 14, 1901/ His Wife/ Lois D. Converse/ Nov. 26, 1821 - Feb. 1, 1911/ Dwight N. son of A.B. Ely/ July 1, 1845 - Nov. 23, 1899/ [E face] A. B. Ely

 

 

  Wyman, Marion L.

W

3

2

Marion L./ Daughter of/ Don & Mary/ Wyman./ died/ Feb. 3, 1844/ Æ 6 yr & 4 Mos./ [4 illegible lines, ends] to die/ C. Morse

 

See mon. W-3-4

  Wyman, Jimmie

W

3

3

Our Jimmie/ died/ Oct. 3, 1855/ aged 5 years [footstone] J. H. W.

lamb; wavy line at bottom

See mon. W-3-4; another mostly buried footstone leaning on Jimmie

  Wyman, Don
  Wyman, Mary P. Tisdel
  Wyman, Marion L.
  Wyman, James H.

W

3

4

[N face] Don Wyman/ Died/ Dec. 28, 1873./ Aged 68 years./ [E face] Mary P. Tisdel/ wife of/ Don Wyman/ May 11, 1814/ Jan. 13, 1904/ Wyman/ [S face] Marion L./ Died Feb. 3, 1844/ Aged 6 Yrs./ James H./ Died Oct 3, 1855./ Aged 5 Yrs. / children of/ Don & Mary Wyman

Spanish American War flagholder

 

  *, Father

W

3

5

Father

 

buried in weeds within a wall with W-3-6 propped against a wall

  *, Mother

W

3

6

Mother

 

buried in weeds within a wall with W-3-5 propped against a wall

  Ward, Thomas

W

3

7

Thomas Ward/ Died/ May 28, 1853/ Aged 73 Years

 

buried footstone

  Ward, Henrietta

W

3

8

Henrietta/ wife of/ Thos Ward/ Died/ Oct. 3, 1852/ Aged 57 Yrs.

 

 

  Woodward, Angeline

W

4

1

Angeline/ Daughter of/ Solomon & Jane/ Woodward/ Died/ June 14, 1845/ Aged 22 years 11 months & 4 d

 

flat & part sod covered, mostly from old readings

  Woodard, Sarah Jane

W

5

1

Sarah Jane/ Daughter of/ Solomon & Jane/ Woodard/ Died Dec 28, 1834/ Aged 5 mo and 13 ds

Willow Tree

tilting, partly buried

  Woodard, Reuben A.

W

5

2

Reuben A./ son of/ Solomon & Jane/ Woodard/ Died/ June 21 1847/ Aged 8 years

 

 

  Parker, Edmund

W

6

1

Edmund Parker/ Died/ Sept. 29, 1855./ Aged 74 years 6 mo's/ Sarah/ His Wife/ Died/ Dec. 11, 1835./ Aged 53 Years.

 

 

  Whitmore, Electa

W

6

2

Electa/ wife of/ John Whitmore/ Died/ Aug. 8, 1829./ Aged 21 Years./ Morse & Stuart.

 

 

  Whitmore, Susanah

W

6

3

Susanah/ wife of/ John Whitmore/ Died/ March 15, 1847/ Aged 80 Years.

 

 

  Be___, Em___

W

6

4

EM___/ Daugh___/ J. & L. Be___/ Di__/ Oct. 9____/ Aged___/ & 1____

 

propped behind # 3 long piece - broken or cut lengthwise

  Whitmore, John

W

6

5

John Whitmore/ Died/ May 31, 1850./ Aged 83 Years/ Morse & Stuart.

 

[footstone] J. M.

  Carnahan, Willie M.

W

6

6

Willie M/ son of/ H. B & N/ Carnahan/ Died/ Nov. 15, 1857:/ Aged 2 yrs & 10 Mos

 

leaning badly & broken off

  Parker, Edmund

W

7

1

Edmund/ son of/ Edmund & Sally/ Parker/ died May 5, 1834/ Aged 16 yrs 11 mo & 5 ds.

 

 

  Parker, Henry L.

W

7

2

Henry L./ son of/ Edmund & Sally/ Parker/ died Feb 14. 1827/ Aged 9 mo ___ ?

 

getting dim

  Whitmore, Franklin

W

7

3

Franklin Whitmore

 

broken off & propped - nothing else seems to be on stone - no dates

  A'Tisdel, Silas Jr.

W

8

1

Silas A'Tisdel Jr./ Died/ March 22, 1813/ Aged 23

 

 

  A'Tisdel, Bethiah

W

8

2

Bethiah,/ wife of/ Silas A'Tisdel/ Died/ Sept. 1824./ Aged 73.

 

 

  A'Tisdel, Silas

W

8

3

Silas A'Tisdel/ Died/ Sept. 13, 1817./ in his 69 year.

Rev. War Flagholder

 

  Whitaker, Wm.

W

8

4

In memory of/ Wm. Whitaker: late/ of Stafford in Con.ct./ Deceased April 6 1813/ in the 26 year of his/ age/ Traveler behold as you/ pass by: As you are now/ so once was I/ As I am now so you/ must be, Prepare for/ death and follow me

 

well preserved thick reddish Brownstone

  A'Tisdel, Thomas A.

W

8

5

Thomas A'Tisdel/ died Oct. 5, 1852. Aged 43 years

 

stone nearly illegible

  A'Tisdel, Maria Stow

W

8

6

In Memory of/ Mrs. Maria/ wife of/ Thos A'Tisdel/ & Daughter of/ A & L. Stow/ Died March 17, 1835/ aged 21 years - 6 mo

weeping willow at top

stone lying in place on ground

  A'Tisdel, Nancy B. Gill

W

8

7

In memory of/ Mrs. Nancy B./ wife of/ Thomas A'Tisdel/ & dau of/ S. & E. Gill/ Died Jan 13, 1842/ Aged 30

 

Stone lying on ground - nearly illegible has footstone

  A'Tisdel, Lois D. Gill

W

8

8

In memory of/ Mrs Lois D./ wife of/ Thos A'Tisdel/ & daughter of/ S. & E. Gill/ Died/ Nov. 3, 1852./ Aged 33 years.

 

has footstone

  A'Tisdel, Curtis

W

9

1

Sacred to the Memory of/ Dea Curtis A'Tisdel/ Died/ Nov 20th 1837/ In the 59th year of his age

Church? at top

4 illeg. lines

  A'Tisdel, Sarah A.

W

9

2

Sarah A/ wife of/ Curtis A'Tisdel/ Died/ Mar 20, 1865/ Aged 82 yrs

 

 

  Sherwood, John

E

1

1

John Sherwood/ Died/ Feby 15, 1851./ Aged 60 years

 

 

  Sherwood, Charlotte

E

1

2

Charlotte/ daughter of/ John & Margaret/ Sherwood/ Died Jan 20, 1842/ Aged 13 years/ C. Hare/ Painesville

 

 

  Dayton, Marilla D.

E

1

3

 (w. side) Marilla D./ daughter of/ (rest of W. side illegible) (E. side) Daughter of/ Spencer & Diana C./ Dayton/ Died/ Aug, 31, 1858/ Aged/ 18 yr. 4 mo 7 da.

dead dove on top

very worn

  Dayton, Diana C. Sherwood

E

1

4

Diana C./ wife of Spencer/ Dayton/ and daughter of J. & M. Sherwood/ Died June 28, 1842/ Aged 21 years

Weeping Willow

 

  Ladd, Ruby

E

1

5

Mrs. Ruby Ladd/ Wife of/ Jesse Ladd Esq./ Died/ July 21, 1824./ Aged 49 years. [footstone] R.L.

 

has footstone

  Ladd, Jesse Esq.

E

1

6

Jesse Ladd Esq./ Died/ August 15, 1827./ Aged 39 Years. [footstone] J.L.

 

 

  Ladd, Jesse Dea.

E

1

7

Dea. Jesse Ladd/ Died/ Dec. 14th. 1816./ Aged 85 years. [footstone] J. L.

Am Rev Soldier

 

  Sherwood,[?]

E

2

1

In/ Memory of/ ____a _______rch/ daughter of ___/ and Margaret/ ____od. died/ ________ 1th / aged ____ _e___ __ es?/ ____ Mo & 2 days [footstone] M. C.

 

 [footstone] leaning against # 2 old sandstone - quite illegible

  Sherwood, Victory B.

E

2

2

Victory B./ son of John &/ Sarah M. Sherwood/ Died Jan 31, 1926/ Aged 1 year/& 11 da.

 

4 lines illegible

  Sherwood, John
  Sherwood, Sarah

E

2

3

John & Sarah M./ son and daughter of John &/ Margaret Sherwood/ John died July 22, 1826/ aged 4 yr. 6 mo. & 15 da./ Sarah died Sep 6., 1832/ Aged 1 yr, 5 mo, 9 days

2 willow trees

Small double brownstone, two heads and shoulders. Age and dates separated with squiggley line. dates illeg.

  Hanks, Azariah

E

3

1

ELD./ Azariah Hanks/ Died/ Aug. 10, 1833,/ Aged 58 yrs.

 

 

  Hanks, Keziah

E

3

2

Keziah/ Widow of/ Eld. Azeriah/ Hanks./ died/ Aug. 2, 1850/ Aged 82 years

 

death date now illegible

  Hanks, Elijah

E

3

3

In memory of/ Dea. Elijah Hanks./ who Emigrated from/ Willington Ct/ to this place in 1811./ and died Feb. 11, 1839,/ in the 78th year / of his age./ If a man die, shall he live again?/ Job 14:14

 

 

  Hanks, Mary

E

3

4

In memory of/ Mary, wife of/ Dea. Elijah Hanks/ who died/ Sept. 2, 1844/ In the 81. year of/ her age.

 

 

  Hanks, Rosanna

E

3

5

Rosanna/ wife of John/ Hanks/ Died/ May 31st 1837./ in the 42 year/ of her age/ C. Morse

Civil War flagholder

 

  Hanks, John

E

3

6

John Hanks/ Died/ Sept. 18, 1837./ In the 50th year/ of his age

War of 1812 flagholder

 

  Holbrook, Amy

E

3

7

Amy Holbrook/ Died/ June 28, 1846./ In the 40th/ year of her age

decorative

 

  Fobes, Ira

E

3

8

I. F

 

looks like footstone for Ira Fobes

  Fobes, Mary?

E

3

9

M. F.

 

Looks like footstone for Mary Fobes, E-3-10

  Fobes, Mary

E

3

10

Mary/ wife of/ Ira Fobes/ Died/ Sept. 18, 1849/ Aged 60 years/ [4 illegible lines]

 

footstone may be in same row above

  Be____, Jasp

E

3

11

Jasp/ Son of/ J. & L Be___/ Died/ July____/ Aged/ 2

 

broken stone - buried

  Hanks, Eliza D.

E

4

1

Eliza D/ Daughter of/ Benjm & Martha/ Hanks./ Died Oct 17,/ 1842,/ Aged 18 years/ & 6 months.

 

 

  Hanks, Calvin

E

4

2

Calvin/ Son of/ Benjm & Martha/ Hanks./ Died Dec 4,/ 1836,/ Aged 23 years.

 

 

  Hanks, Marcia

E

4

3

Marcia/ Daughter of/ Benjm & Martha./ Hanks./ Died May 22,/ 1840,/ Aged 22 years.

 

 

  Hanks, Martha K.

E

4

4

Martha K/ Daughter of/ Benjm & Martha/ Hanks/ Died March 13,/ 1849,/ Aged 18 years/ & 6 months.

 

 

  *,

E

4

5

 

 

sm flat dark stone, illegible

  Hanks, Azariah

E

4

6

In Memory/ of Azariah/ Hanks who/ Died Aug 8, 1823 Æ 15 mos

looks like face in top.

small stone - sparkles

  Hanks, Emeline A.

E

4

7

Emeline A. Hanks/ Died/ Dec 3, 1838./ in the 22. year/ of her age/ C. Morse

 

 

  Hanks, Benjamin

E

5

1

Benjamin Hanks,/ died/ March 12th 1843./ Aged 55 years./ [footstone] B. H.

 

 

  Hanks, Martha

E

5

2

Martha/ wife of/ Benjamin Hanks/ Died/ Jan. 13, 1861/ Aged 66 Years

 

Broken - on ground

  Hanks, Orson

E

5

3

Orson/ son of/ Benjamin & Martha/ Hanks/ died Oct 21, 1853/ Aged 31 years/

 

Broken

  Hanks, Otis H.

E

5

4

Otis H. Hanks/ Died/ July 11, 1866/ Aged/ 33 yrs 4 ms 10 do.

 

 

  Johnson, Robert A.

E

5

5

Robert A. Johnson/ Died/ Aug. 31, 1855/ Aged 89 years.

 

 

  Johnson, Jemima

E

5

6

Jemima,/ wife of/ R. A. Johnson,/ Died/ Sept. 4th 1859,/ Aged 86 Yrs.

 

 

  Eastmen, Marcia A.

E

5

7

Marcia A. Eastmen/ Died/ Sept. 15, 1849/ Aged 46 years.

 

 

  Hanks, Fred E.

E

5

8

Fred E. Hanks/ 1863-1932

 

sm. granite

  Hanks, Carrie D.

E

5

9

Carrie D. Hanks/ 1868 - 1945

 

sm. granite

  *,

E

5

10

Died/ Sept. 1. 1848?

 

small pieces - broken marble against tree

  Kimball, Benjamin

E

5

11

Benjamin Kimball/ Died/ Sept 5, 1840/ Aged 28 years

 

 

  Young, Angeline

E

6

1

Angeline/ daughter of/ J. & E. Young/ Died/ Nov 27, 1857/ Aged 26 years 11 mos.

 

broken, sod covered

  *,

E

6

2

 

 

illegible piece of slate

  Young, Esther

E

6

3

Esther/ wife of/ John Young/ Died/ Aug 16, 1853/ Aged 59 years

 

broken, flat

  Cunningham, Patty

E

6

4

Patty Cunningham/ Died/ April 26, 1849/ Aged 57 years

 

 

  Marsh, Agnes I.

E

7

1

Agnes I./ Daughter of/ Wm. & M. Marsh/ Aged 6 mo & 29 ds./ [2 lines illeg poetry]

 

1776 flagholder !!

  Call, Joseph

E

7

2

Joseph Call/ Pvt VT Vols/ Revolutionary War/ 1741 1821

1776 flagholder

Flat gov't granite;

  M., R. K.

E

7

3

[footstone] R. K. M.

 

 

  Call, Joseph

X

 

 

[SAR marker] Joseph Call/ Soldier of American Revolution/ 1725-___

 

1929 reading states "no stone, SAR marker" now missing.

  Oden, Mary Elizabeth

X

 

 

Mary Elizabeth/ dau. of Charles & Eliza Oden/ died Sept. 5, 1848, age 1 y, 6 m.

 

note on old reading says "now buried."



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