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- Lawler Cemetery, Charleston Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA

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Construction Status:  Photographs to be refined; transcription to be compiled.


location:  This cemetery is located on the grounds of Fort Custer, a national guard base, between the village of Augusta and the city of Springfield.  Visitors should present themselves and identification at the front entrance of the base on Dickman Road before 3:00 p.m.  Base staff will direct visitors to the cemetery once entrance is granted.

General View

Grave 1, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Bamfield
1a - Arnold A., May 19, 1942 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
1b - Carolyn A., Feb. 22, 1941 - [intentionally left blank on marker] (Jenkins)

Grave 2 - [illegible]

Grave 3 - Thomas Davis, Died Mar. 22, 1878, Aged ? years

Grave 4 - ? wife of Thomas Davis, Died Apr. 27, 18?, Aged ?

Grave 5 - Brittania M., wife of C.H. Turner, Died Aug. 1, 1848, AE. 28 y 9 ms  [with foot-marker inscribed:]  B.M.T.

Grave 6 - Eugene, son of G.?. & S.A. Hopkins, Died May 10, 18?8, AE. ? y's & ?

Grave 7 - Holy Bible, Maria, wife of Myron H. Casey, Died Feb. 2, 1857, Aged 56 yrs 6 ms & 8 days ?

Grave 8 - Holy Bible, Myron H. Casey, Died May 18, 1858, AE. 57 yrs. 10 mos. 18 ds, Servent of God well done, thy glorious ? past, the battles faught ? won, and thou art crowned ?

Grave 9 - Eliza Jane, wife of Charles M. Nichols, Died May 8, 1838, Aged 33 yrs. 5 ms. & 25 days, blessed are the dead that die in the Lord

Grave 10 - John M. Hopkins, son of Henry & Mary E. Hopkins, Died March 23, 1846, Aged 21 years, 2 mo. & 8 ds., he sleeps in peaceful slumber now, released from earthly care & pain, ? stern death with ?, to die was his eternal gain.

Grave 11 - Nancy, daughter of Henry & Mary E. Hopkins, Died Jan. 13, 1851, AE. 30 y'rs. 3 mo. & 2 d's., She has gone to a mansion of rest, from a region of sorrow and pain, to the glorious land of the bl[essed], where she ?

Grave 12 - Mary ? 1895 ?

Grave 13 - Henry Hopkins, Born Apr. 16, 1794, Died Apr. 1, 18?5

Grave 14 - Hilena ?, wife of ?siah R. Tol?, daughter ? K. & E. Tol?, Died [Ju]ne 20, 18?, [A]ged 26 y?

Grave 15 - Deborah W., wife of Eli Clinton, daughter of M.K. & E. Tobey, Died Oct. 5, 1846, Aged 28 ys. 9 ms.

Grave 16 - Stephen ? Nov. ?, 18?, Aged 2?

Grave 17, four names on one marker
Grave 17a - Polly, wife of Levi Blakeslee, Died ? 18 ?
Grave 17b - George Blakeslee, Died Sept. ? 18?9, Aged ?
Grave 17c - Mary Blakeslee, wife of Moses Clark, Died May 25, 1850, Aged 83 yrs, he giveth his ? rest
Grave 17d - In memory of our father, Levi Blakeslee, Died ? 6, 184?, Aged ? Yrs ?

Grave 18 - ? James Mills, Died Nov. 23, 1846, AE. 5? yrs 5 m? & 24 d?

Grave 19 - [illegible]

Grave 20 - [illegible]

Grave 21 - ? Tobey ? in the ? year of his age

Grave 22 - Abigail, wife of ?th Tobey, Died May 2, 1844, in the 81 year of her age

Grave 23 - Julia Ann Tobey, Died June 1, 1843, in the 21year of her age

Grave 24, two names on one marker
Grave 24a - Ach? Tobey, Born ? Died ?
Grave 24b - Elizabeth, his wife, Born ? 16, ?, Died Sept. 1?, 18?

Grave 25 - [illegible]

Grave 26 - [illegible family plot marker]

Grave 27, with separate foot-marker - ? Burdick, Died Sept. 12th, 1843, AE. 63 y?

Grave 28, with separate foot-marker - Polly, wife of Robert ?, Died June 10, 18?

Grave 29 - Mary S., wife of Ezra Mansfield, Died Sept. 15, 1854, Aged 42 years, 10 months & 15 days, her ? that brightly ? cut short her ever and set at ?

Grave 30 - Ezra Mansfield, Died April 22, 1864, AE. 36 y'rs 3 mo's & 24 d's

Grave 31 - Clark Ha?, Died Feb. 27th, 1842, in the 32 year of his age

Grave 32 - Lyman P. Hall, Died Mar. 27, 1842, in the 4 year of his age

Grave 33, two names on one marker, with separate family plot marker inscribed:  Camfield
Grave 33a - Ara L. Camfield, 1793 - 1846
Grave 33b - Julia, his wife, 1802 - 1845

Grave 34 - Albert J., son of Henry & Mary Hopkins, Died June 29, ?, AE. 21 yrs 5 [mo] & 12 d's, ? not for ? him in triumph ?

Grave 35 - Asa Gunn, Died Oct. 24, 1847, in the 74 year of his age

Grave 36 - Bennajah Aldrich, Died Dec. 17, 1860, Aged 17 y'rs & 7 m?

Grave 37 - [illegible]

Grave 38 - ?, son of E.H. & M.D. Wilkinson, 1897 - 1906

Grave 39 - Victor G. Burdick, 1859 - 1917

Grave 40, three names on one marker, common inscription:  Burdick
Grave 40a - Bruce R. Burdick, Born Apr. 6, 1836, Died June 29, 1864, burried near Atlanta, Ga.
Grave 40b - Harlow M. Burdick, Born Nov. ?, 1814, Died Apr. 28, 1?6
Grave 40c - Sarah M., wife of Harlow M. Burdick, Born Oct. 20, 18?5, Died Oct. 11, ?

Grave 41, three names on one marker, common inscription:  Lawler
Grave 41a - Marie Lawler, Died ? 4, 1?22, Aged ?
Grave 41b - James Lawler, Died ? 18?, Aged ?
Grave 41c - Frank W., son ? & ?, Died ? 23, 18?, Aged ?

Grave 42 - Cora Davis Scraml?t, 1863 - 1901

Grave 43 - ?ar?ua L. ?, wife and ? of A.E. Lapham, the former departed this life ? 2?, 1866 ? 8 d's ?

Grave 44 - Husband, Charles L. Lawler, 1864 - 1932

Grave 45 - Wife, Della Lawler, 1869 - 1928

Grave 46 - ? 18 yrs 2 m? 5 d

Grave 47, seven names on one marker, common inscription:  Shepard
Grave 47a - Rev. B.H. Shepard, Chaplain 17th U.S. Col. Inf., 1820 - 1876
Grave 47b - Miranda Weed Shepard, 1821 - 1874  [with separate marker inscribed:]  mother
Grave 47c - Oscar E., 1849 - 1850
Grave 47d - Benji H., 1857 - 1857
Grave 47e - Fred A., 1861 - 1877
Grave 47f - Willie St. John, 1864 - 1865
Grave 47g - Annie Shepard Howard, June 21, 1921  [with separate marker inscribed:]  Annie

Grave 48 - ? A., ? G.E. & M.? ?andler, Died Sept. ?, 1861 ?

Grave 49 - Ora ?, 2nd son of Dr. ?.E. & M.?. Chandler, Died ? 1867 ?

Grave 50 - Our little Carrie, ? Hopkins, Died Mar. 25, 185?, AE. 1 mo & 13 d

Grave 51 - ? Dec. 31, 1830, Married at ?dford, Mich, ?un 1833, Died ? 30, 18?

Grave 52 - Mary Lendra, daughter of Robert & Martha Hopkins, Died Mar. 10, 1864, AE. 3 y's 7 mo 13 d's ?

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Notes:  Details beyond simple text not as appears on original; comments appear in brackets: [ ]; "?" substituted for unknown letter(s)/word(s)/line(s); all graves transcribed and photographed; grave numbers for the convenience of the transcriber and photographer only; photographs taken 3 October 2001; transcription compiled from photographs.

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