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Chardon Road Cemetery (Smith Farm - Shram) (inactive)


This is a small cemetery located behind a building located at 29017 Chardon Road.


In 1840 the property belonged to the Smith family. Deed Volume S pg 427 shows Obadiah W. Smith and Olive, his wife for consideration of $1.00 deeding the cemetery to Sidney Smith, Anson Hunt, and Charles White as directors on 24 May 1861.


The cemetery is not in good repair. It is difficult to know who was the first person buried in this cemetery because there are at least 18 gravestones unable to be read. Although the stone is now missing, but read in the 1920s, the person with the earliest death date on a stone was Martha Smith, wife of William, who died 4 November 1836. The last burial appears to be that of Clara E. Smith who died at age 85 in 1953.


Page 102 and 103 in Soldiers and Widows of the American Revolution who lived in Lake County, Ohio by Mildred Steed says, "A letter dated February 24, 1926, to New Connecticut Chapter DAR, states:

"Edward Halstead died February 16, 1837, aged 86 years. He is buried on the Chardon Road one half mile east of Bishop or Route 21 road. The grave is marked with a marble slab. The weather has made the dates hard to read. Part of the burying ground is on the place where he died. I would like to have the town take over the grounds as there are several of the 'Old Pioneers' buried there besides relatives and friends. Would be glad to show you where the grave is if you will call. I live the first place east of the cemetery.
Rspy yours,
Leon E. Smith
Wickliffe, Ohio."
The city of Willoughby Hills is in the process of refurbishing its cemeteries as an Ohio Bicentennial project.


This cemetery was read in two sections, west and east, the rows beginning on the west side, and moving eastward, the stones being read north to south. This was proofread 8 June 2001.


Willoughby Township

Chardon Road Cemetery  

 

Name

Sec- tion

Row

Stone #

Inscription

Symbols

Comments

 Hanig, Phoebe

E

1

1

Mother/ Phoebe Hanig/ 1837 - 1914

 

granite fallen back

 Hanig?, Odelia

E

1

2

Odelia [NE]

 

probably Hanig

 Hanig, Philip

E

1

3

Philip Hanig/ Born/ Mar. 29, 1825/ Died/ Apr. 17, 1900

December

granite stone fallen back off base

 Mapes, Jerusha

E

1

4

Jerusha/ Daughter of/ S.F. & E. Mapes/ Died/ Aug. 29, 1851/ Aged/ 18 yrs. 1 mo. 27 ds.

tassels

marble stone laying on #3 base

 Hanig, Christina Snerer

E

1

5

Christina Snerer/ Wife of/ Philipp Hanig/ Died Dec. 21, 1869/ Aged 42 years/ 11 mo. 4 days [illeg. line] Jones & Sons

 

 

 *, George

E

1

6

George

 

marble footstone buried? see #7

 Koehler, George R.

 Koehler, Orrie Smith

 Koehler, Arthur J.

E

1

7

George R. Koehler/ Oct. 6, 1870 - Mar. 10, 1904/ Orrie Smith His Wife/ Oct. 6, 1870 - July 10, 1901/ Arthur J. Their Son/ Aug. 31, 1892 - Sept. 11, 1900/ Koehler

 

large granite

 Koehler, Orrie

E

1

8

Orrie

 

See #7

 Koehler, Arthur

E

1

9

Arthur

 

See #7

 E., C. C.

E

2

1

C.C.E./ [footstone]

 

out of base, corner gone

 Mapes, Climeno

 Mapes, Malind

 Mapes, James

E

2

2

Climeno,/ Malind,/ & James,/ Children of/ S.F. & E. Mapes

 

In base too large for it. Old reading says "Elimena" nearly illeg.

 Mapes, Eliza

E

2

3

Eliza/ wife of/ S.F. Mapes/ Died/ Oct. 23, 1869/ Aged/ 67 yrs. 4 mo.[footstone]

tassels

 

 Smith, Clara E.

 Smith, Leon E.

E

2

4

Smith/ Clara E./ 1868 - 1953/ Leon E./ 1869 - 1928

 

last burial

 Smith, Wm. Jefferson

 Smith, Anna M. Pempin

E

2

5

Smith/ Wm. Jefferson Smith/ 1848 - 1914/ Anna M. Pempin/ His Wife/ 1845 - 1927

 

huge cylinder on large block

 Smith, Father

E

2

6

Father

 

 

 Smith, Mother

E

2

7

Mother

 

 

 

E

3

 

 

 

3 sm footstones for previous row, but neighbor says they are infants

 White, Maria

W

1

1

Maria/ wife of/ Charles White

 

broken off - laying on base

 White, William

W

1

2

William/ son of/ Charles & M--[NE] [White]/ D/ Sept. [NE] 62/ In his country's service far/ away from home and friends/ Aged 18 y's. 6 m's.

 

top piece found here - 2 other pieces found in pile near fence

 

W

1

3

 

 

broken off

 

W

1

4

 

 

buried stone

 

W

1

5

 

 

broken off, 2 footstones behind it

 Halstead, Edward

W

1

6

Edward Halstead/ Died/ Feb. 16, 1837/ Aged 77[or 76] yrs

 

old reading says age 86

 Schram, Eliza D.

W

1

7

Eliza D./ daughter of/ Isaac & Rebecca/ Schram/ died June 20, 1856/ Aged 40 yrs & 26 ds

 

ELIZA D. (flat broken, illeg. except for Eliza D.

 Schram, Lucinda A.

W

1

8

Lucinda A./ daughter of/ Isaac & Rebecca/ Schram/ Died Aug. 21, 1842/ Age 22 yr's & 9 mos.

 

flat & broken in half

 White?,

W

1

9

White ?

 

 

 S., M.

W

1

10

[loose footstone] M.S.

 

 

 White, Charles

 White, Mariah Smith

 White, Eliza McGregor

 White, Caroline Call

 White, Hiram L.

 White, Eugene D.

 White, Ransom W..

 White, Zelaide E.

W

2

1

White/ Charles 1821 - 1899/ Mariah Smith His Wife 1823 - 1860/ Eliza McGregor His Wife 1836 - 1863/ Caroline Call His Wife 1826 - 1907/ [backside] Hiram L. 1846 - 1865/ Eugene D. 1857 - 1860/ Ransom W. 1844 - 1862/ Zelaide E. 1853 - [NE]/ Children of/ Charles & Mariah White

leaf dec.

large granite

 Smith, Wm.

 Smith, Sarah

 Smith, Martha

W

2

2

[W face]Wm. Smith/ Died/ June 19, 1869,/ Aged/ 84 y'rs. 10 mo's. 26 D's./ [N face] Sarah/ Wife of/ Wm. Smith/ Died Dec. 17, 1846./ Aged 42 years./ Martha/ Daughter of/ Wm. & Sarah Smith/ Died April 1, 1844./ Aged 25 years.

 

beautifully legible octagonal spire mon. capstone on ground

 Spring, Eliza A.

W

3

1

Eliza A;/ Wife of/ Charles B. Spring/ Died/ Mar. 22, 1865,/ Aged 24 Yrs./ All you that come my grave to see/ As I am now so you shall be/ prepare in time make no delay/ I in my youth was called away/

 

beautifully legible

 

W

3

2

 

 

empty limstone base

 

W

3

3

 

 

empty limestone base, matches 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

 White, Eliza

W

3

4

Eliza

 

see 2-1

 White, Eugene

W

3

5

Eugene

 

see 2-1

 White, Father

W

3

6

Father

 

see 2-1

 White, Mother

W

3

7

Mother

 

fallen off base

 S., W.

W

3

8

W.S.

 

small marble see 2-2

 S., S.

W

3

9

S.S.

 

small marble see 2-2

 Wilklow, Orlando D.

W

4

1

Orlando D./ Son of/ Frederick & Celemnia/ Wilklow./ Died/ May 9, 1869./ Aged 20 y's. 1 mo.

tassels

broken off of base

 Wilklow, Frederick

W

4

2

Frederick Wilklow/ Died/ Feb. 11, 1881/ Aged 72 years

 

off base in ground at angle

 Wilklow, Celemnia

W

4

3

Celemnia/ wife of/ F. Wilklow./ Died/ June 7, 1859./ Aged 40 years/ & 4 days.

 

fallen over with base

 Wilklow, William H.H.

W

4

4

William H.H./ son of/ F. & C. Wilklow/ Died/ Sept. 29, 1840/ Aged 2 ys. 1 mo.

tassels

small marble

 Brott, Galey

 Brott, Eva

W

5

1

Galey/ Died/ Jan. 30, 1865./ Aged/ 2 yrs. 1 mo./ 27 ds./ Eva./ Died/ Jan. 30, 1865./ Aged/ 5 yrs. & 2 mos./ 4 ds./ Children of M. & R. Brott/ C. Kuhler/ Cleveland.

2 lambs

out of base, sm. marble with double tablet

 Marvin, Marcy

W

5

2

Marcy Marvin./ died/ Nov. 22, 1863./ Aged 82 yr's.

tassels

fallen flat with base

 Mapes, Hannah

W

5

3

Hannah/ wife of/ Samuel Mapes/ Died/ Aug. 8, 1875/ Aged 80 yrs. 6 mo.

 

fallen flat now

 Mapes, Samuel

W

5

4

Samuel Mapes/ Died/ Dec. 26, 1868/ Aged 77 years.

 

cracked out of base - upside down

 Marvin, Zacheriah

W

5

5

Zacheriah Marvin/ Died/ Nov. 8, 1866/ Aged 74 yrs.

tassels

flat on top of long double base

 Brott, Mary Jane

W

5

6

Mary Jane/ wife of V.R.Brott/ Daughter of S. & H. Mapes./ Died/ Jan. 17, 1865/ Aged/ 32 yrs & 6 mos.

 

in double base part of stone wall around 2 graves

 W., C.

W

5

7

C.W.

 

may be large footstone for Celemnia - previous row.

 *, Caroline

W

6

1

Caroline

 

limestone displaced prob. should be in row 3

 

W

6

2

 

 

small blank, possibly footstone

 

W

6

3

 

 

empty base

 Gordon, Mary J.

W

6

4

Mary J./ Wife of/ T. M. Gordon/ Died/ Feb. 6, 1840/ In the 22nd. year/ of her age. [footstone] M.J.G.

picture framed

flat getting sod covered

 Smith, Sidney

 Smith, Almira Wood

W

7

1

Sidney Smith/ Born/ Dec. 28, 1807/ Died/ Oct. 9, 1891./ Almira Wood/ His Wife/ Born/ Aug. 6, 1810/ Died/ Sept. 7, 1899./ Smith

 

decorative limestone mon.

 Smith, Father

W

7

2

Father

 

wedged next to mon. W-7-1

 Smith, Mother

W

7

3

Mother

 

See Smith mon. W-7-1

 Smith, Volney

W

7

4

Volney/ son of/ S. & A. Smith,/ Died/ Oct. 2, 1860;/ Aged 16 yrs. 3 mo./ & 12 ds.

 

fallen with base

 

W

7

5

 

 

sm. marble, illeg., broken off

 Smith, Bellvidera I.

W

7

6

Our Darling Belle/ Bellvidera I./ Daughter of/ W. L. & R. Smith/ Died Dec. 10, 1862/ Aged/ 7 ys. 2 ms 16 ds.

deeply carved praying flying angel

leaning stone

 Smith, William L.

W

7

7

William L. Smith/ Born/ May 14, 1832/ Died/ July 17, 1883./ Smith

tree branch in circle each side

toppled limestone upside down

 *, William

W

7

8

William

 

 

 Henish, Jessie

W

7

9

Jessie Henish/ 1878

 

sm granite

 

W

7

10

 

 

5-6 pcs footstone remnants/ 3-4 blank stone remnants

 Rosakrans, Amanda

W

7

11

Amanda/ wife of R. Rosakrans/ died/ May 15, 1856/ aged 64 years

 

broken off propped on a base top was buried; broken through age

 Rosakrans, Robt

W

7

12

Robt Rosakrans/ Died/ May 4, 1851/ Aged 64 yrs

 

dates illeg.

 

W

7

13

 

 

footstone size buried

 Ellsworth, Coleman C.

W

7

14

Coleman C. Ellsworth/ Died/ Sept 23, 1847/ Aged 24 yrs/ 24 mos. 4 ds.

 

fallen in base & top broken through date

 Smith, Martha

X

1

1

Martha/ wife of/ William Smith/ Died Nov. 4, 1836/ Aged 80 yrs.

 

was near Edward Halstead

 Smith, Obadiah

X

1

2

Obadiah Smith/ died Mar. 5, 1864/ Aged 77 yrs

 

nearly illeg. in 1920s; was near Edward Halstead

 Smith, Maria

X

1

3

Maria/ wife of Charles Smith

 

stone broken in 1920s; was near Edward Halstead

 Smith?, Ethelind

X

1

4

Little Ethelind/ died Aug. 7, 184[2?]/ Aged 18 days

 

 

 Schram, Lemuel R.

X

1

5

Lemuel R./ son of/ [?] & Ann Schram/ died Sept 3, 1852/ aged 2 yrs. 11 days.

 

was near Robert Rosakrans


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