Lake County Genealogical Society (Ohio)


Plains Pioneer Cemetery (Lost Nation Road - Willobee - Willoughby-on-the-Lake) (inactive)


In the past Lake Shore Boulevard in the northern part of the city was called Plains Road. The first person buried was 1 year old Jane O. Gray, who died on December 21, 1847. This was derived from the inscriptions. She was daughter of Martin and Marietta Gray, although the stone legibility was poor even in the 1920s.


Deed Volume F, page 354 dated 25 July 1848 shows Jeremiah Campbell selling this cemetery to Willoughby Plains Cemetery Trustees for $20.00. The parcel contained acre of land for use as a burial ground.


In an article "Willoughby's Beautiful Cemetery" in about 1967, it states that this cemetery was "inherited" by the City of Willoughby when the Lake Front was annexed.


The most recent death date on a stone is May 7, 1968, that of Robert J. Deike.


Willoughby Township

Cemetery  

 

Name

Sec- tion

Row

Stone #

Inscription

Symbols

Comments

 Beckwith, Lydia

1

1

1

[E face] Lydia,/ wife of / Jonathan/ Beckwith/ Died/ Aug 13, 1850/ AE 71 Yrs./ [W face] Died Aug 13, 1850/ AE 71 Yrs./ Farewell my husband kind and dear/ All my children fond & ____/ ____& I must pass/ Jesus calls & I must go/ God knows all earthly things to do/ I love you all ___ all my heart.

 

 

 Downing, Andrew

 Simmons, Peleg

 Simmons, Amy

 Downing, William

 Downing, Eliza

1

1

2

[E face] Andrew Son of/ William & Eliza/ Downing/ Died/ Sept 23, 1864/ Aged 34 years/ [N face] Peleg Simmons/ Died Oct 1 1854/ Aged 93 years/ Amy his wife/ Died/ Feb. 3, 1855/ Aged 89 years/ Downing/ [W face] WD/ William Downing/ Died/ March 1, 1878/ Aged 74 years/ Eliza his wife/ Died/ March 20, 1883/ Aged 74 years

draped with tasselled cloth

tall monument

 Downing, Father

1

1

3

Father

 

See mon 1-1-2

 Downing, Mother

1

1

4

Mother

 

See mon. 1-1-2

 Downing, A.

1

1

5

A. Downing

 

See mon. 1-1-2

 Downing, William N.

 Downing, Helen R.

1

1

6

Downing/ William N./ 1912-1986/ Helen R./ 1915 [NE]/ [in heart] Married/ June 19/ 1937

 

 

 Downing, Myron H.

1

1

7

Myron H. Downing/ Died/ April 14, 1861/ Aged 26 yrs.

 

only name legible now

 Newton, J.A.

1

1

8

J. A. Newton

1776 flagholder

 

 Newton, George C.

1

1

9

George C. Newton/ Dec. 2, 1833/ Dec. 6, 1910

 

 

 Brownell, S.A.

1

1

10

S A Brownell

 

 

 Abbott, S.B.

1

1

11

S.B. Abbott

 

 

 Downing, Jennie V.

 Downing, Nathan Peleg

1

1

12

D/ Jennie V. Downing/ 1860-1911/ Nathan Peleg/ 1850-1940/ Downing [footstone] Father/ [footstone] Mother

ivy

mon.

 Ames, Esther

1

1

13

Esther/ Wife of/ Col. Jeremiah Ames/ Died/ Jan. 4, 1866/ Aged 71 years/ My mother is not dead but sleeping

 

 

 Ames, Jeremiah

1

1

14

Cpl. Jeremiah Ames/ Died/ Feb. 18, 1861/ Age71

War of 1812 flagholder

 

 Parish, Tyler

1

1

15

Tyler Parish/ Died/ October 28, 1862/ Aged 32 years/ member of 6th Ohio Battery

GAR flagholder

 

 Simmons, Amy

1

1

16

Amy Simmons

 

See mon. 1-1-2?

 Simmons, Peleg

1

2

1

Peleg Simmons

1776 Flagholder

See mon. 1-1-2

 Brown, Adeline M.

 Brown, Edson D.

 Brown, C.

 Brown, Lydia

1

2

2

[S face] Our Babe/ [E face] Adeline M./ wife of Orin H. Brown/ Born June 26, 1832/ Died Dec. 30, 1878/ Edson D. Brown/ Born July 22, 1854/ Died June 11, 1859/ [N face] C. Brown/ Born July 5, 1806/ Died At 17, 1879/ Lydia his wife/ Born May 5, 1810/ Died March 10, 1884/ Brown

 

obelisk, tallest mon. in cemetery

 Brown, L.

1

2

3

L. Brown

 

see mon. 1-2-2

 Brown, Baby

1

2

4

Our Babe

 

see mon. 1-2-2

 Brown, Adeline M.

1

2

5

Adaline

 

see mon. 1-2-2

 Stevens, G. S.

1

2

6

G.S. Stevens/ US. Navy/ Died Oct. 16, 1885/ AE 68 yrs.

GAR flagholder

 

 Hamin, G. A.

1

2

7

G.? A. Hamin

 

effloresced, exfoliated, flat. illeg.

 Richardson, Leonard E.

1

2

8

Leonard E. Richardson/ Died/ Aug. , 1850/ Aged 24 yrs. 2 mo, 21 ds.

 

base only, from old readings

 Richardson, Ebenezer

1

2

9

Ebenezer Richardson/ Died/ Dec. 7, 1856/ AE 73 yrs.

 

flat, broken & nearly illegible. From old readings

 Hyde, Corydon

1

3

1

Father/ Corydon Hyde/ July 20,. 1818/ Oct. 28, 1886

crown & oak leaves

 

 Hyde, Almira R.

1

3

2

Mother/ Almira R. Hyde/ May 21, 1816/ Feb. 21, 1895

crown & oak leaves

 

 Cole, Jonathan

1

3

3

Jonathan Cole/ Died July 3, 1865/ Aged 70 years

 

tall, patched. age on crack.

 Gray, Jane H.

1

3

4

In memory of/ Jane H/ daughter of/ Marvin F. &/ Marietta Gray/ Died/ Dec 21 1847/ AE 1 yr 7 days

 

flat, cracked, mosly illeg. now.

 Turner, Smith C.

1

3

5

Smith C. Turner/ 1881-1940

 

 

 Hart, Beryl Lee

 Hart, Bertie

 Hart, Carrie M.

 Hart, Freddie

1

4

1

[W face] Beryl Lee Hart/ Born/ Aug. 27, 1879/ Die Feb 27, 1883/ [S face] Bertie Hart/ Born/ June 12, 1882/ Died Mar. 28, 1883/ [E face] The Lord/ Is my/ Shepherd/ Carrie M. Hart,/ Born Nov. 9, 1866/ Died Apr. 29, 1886/ [N face] Freddie Hart/ Born/ Oct. 11, 1874/ Died May 5, 1875

 

Zinc obelisk

 Hart, Freddie

1

4

2

Freddie/ Son of/ JF & SM/ Hart/ Died May 5, 1874/ Aged 7 mos.

1776 flagholder?

Poss. another illeg. line; see mon. 1-4-1

 Shales, Margaret

1

4

3

Margaret/ Shales/ 1837-1875

 

 

 Deike, Robert J.

1

4

4

Robert J Deike/ Ohio/ PFC Co C 502 Inf 101 Abn Div/ Vietnam PH/ Aug 17, 1947 May 7, 1968

cross; Vietnam War flagholder

gov't granite

 Simmons, Sally Ann

X

1

1

Ann, Daughter of H__ & Philon? Simmons/ Died Sept. 22, 18_/ Aged 1 yr, 16 days

 

stone badly worn in 1920. now missing?

 Hyde, Orthilla

X

1

2

Orthilla/ Daughter of/ W.C. & R.D. Hyde, Died Sept. 28, 1853/ Aged 1 Yr. 8 mo.

 

from old readings, now missing.


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