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- Howlandsburg Cemetery, Ross Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA

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location: South of East "G" Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets

condition: inactive; well-maintained

guide: transcriptions from West to East, North to South


General Views:


Family Plot marker, Graves 1 through 6 (inclusive), with solid border, inscription:  Anderton [general view] [general view] [carvings on marker]

Grave 1 - John. Son of Died Nov. 12, 1861, AE. 3 Y'rs

Grave 2 - George Anderton, Died Aug. 6, 1862, Aged 3 Y'rs

Grave 3 - William, Son of Thomas & Ann Anderton, Died Apr. 15, 18?0, Aged 20 Y'rs, 1 Mo & 5 D's.

Grave 4 - ? Thomas Anderton, who Died Nov. 22, 1892, Aged ? Y'rs ? M's 20 d's ?

Grave 5 - [illegible]

Grave 6 - John W. ?, ? & ?, Died ?

Grave 7 - [illegible]

Grave 8 - John H., [Son] of ?, Died July 18, 1859, [A]E. 3 Yrs. 13 ds, Thou art gone but not forgotten

Grave 9 - J.T. Vandenburg, 1863 - 1910 [additional view] [additional view]

Grave 10 - Charity Vi?la, Daughter of ?, ?, Died May 25, 1805, God loves you

Family Plot without common marker, Graves 11 through 15 (inclusive), with solid border, with three plot blocks initialed:  R

Grave 11 - Ella Rosella, Dau. of A.A. & M.A. Russell, Sept. 22, 1858

Grave 12 - Alla Idella, Dau. of A.A. & M.A. Russell, Mar. 29, 1863 - Sept. 15, 1864

Grave 13 - At rest, Chrissie M. Hall, Wife of A.A. Russell, July 7, 1838 - Mar. 8, 1901

Grave 14 - Mother, Margaret A. Martin, Wife of A.A. Russell, May 10, 1834 - Aug. 27, 1874

Grave 15, with separate GAR marker - A. A. Russell, Co. L. 6 Mich. CAV.

Grave 16 - Mother, Charlotte L. Pattison, 1829 - 1905

Grave 17 - Philip Ernst ? [symbol]

Grave 18 - ? son of ? died ? 182 ? [symbol]

Grave 19 - [human artifact, unknown if grave marker] [additional view]

Grave 20 - [illegible]

Grave 21 - Isaac Merrill, Born Aug. 2, 1805, Died Nov. 1, 1857. [symbol]

Grave 22, three names on one marker, common inscription:  Bailey
Grave 22a - John N., 1837 - 1875
Grave 22b - Susannah, 1797 - 1877
Grave 22c - James, 1790 - 1854

Grave 23 - Francis, Daughter of ? S.?. & S. ?, Died Jan. 11, 1852. [A].E. 4 Yrs., 4 M. & 25 Ds.

Grave 24 - [human artifact, appears to be marker base only]

Grave 25 - Lydia M. ?, B.M. Merrill, Died Dec. 15, 1859. Aged 25 Yrs. 2 M & 22 Ds. ? [in lower, right-hand corner appears:]  Shafers, B. Creek [symbol]

Grave 26 - James, Son of P. & O. Granl, Nov. 23, 1861, Aged 1 Yr. & 8 Ms. [additional view]

Grave 27 - William Sul?er, Born May 5, 181?, Died Jan. 27, 1890, Aged ? Mos [symbol]

Grave 28 - Catharine ? [symbol]

Grave 29 - [D]avi[d] [M]e[rg]ill, ? June 18, 18??, ?

Family Plot marker, Graves 30 & 31 (inclusive), inscription:  ?drick ?ser, Died ? 4, 1889 ? 8 Y ?; ?phia ?ason, ? Died ? 13, 1890 ? 76 Yrs; ? ed ? ?uel Carson; Hiser [also with plot blocks initiated:]  H

Grave 30 - Father

Grave 31 - Mother

Grave 32 - Parker Hooker, Died Dec. 9, 1871. Aged 80 yrs, 7 mos & 17 ds. Malinda, his wife, Died Aug. 19, 1863. Aged 83 yrs, 3 mos. & 3 ds. [additional view]

Grave 33 - Samuel Hiser, Died Jan. 19, 1889, Aged 53 Y's, 4 M's. ?

Grave 34 - Elsie A., Dau. of J.B. & L.R. Sterns. Died Jan. 15, 1863. Aged 2 Y'rs., 9 m's & 14 d's. I wa?

Grave 35 - Joseph Simpson, Died Aug. 3, 1850, Ag'd. 54 y'rs.

Family Plot marker, Graves 36 through 42 (inclusive), with solid border, inscription:  Howland; Margaret, Wife of E.K. Howland, Died Sept. 20, 1848, Aged 51 Y'rs 6 Mo's; Edward K. Howland, Died Sept. 12, 1881, Aged 80 years. [also with four plot blocks initialed:]  H  [symbols on marker: woman with anchor, bundle of wheat] [general view] [general view]

Grave 36 - DeWitt C., Son of E.K. & Margaret Howland, Died May 7th 1846, AE. 20 y'rs 11 mo & 15 ds

Grave 37 - Mother

Grave 38 - Father

Grave 39, with foot marker, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Howland
Grave 39a - S. Howland, May 18, 1822 - Aug. 1, 1908
Grave 39b - Sarah B. Howland, Feb. 15, 1830 - Mar. 5, 1897.

Grave 40, with foot marker - Howland; A.O. Howland, Aug. 15, 1870 - Aug. 11, 1896.

Grave 41 - DeWitt C. Howland, Dec. 12, 1848 - July 8, 1861.

Grave 42 - At ? in Heaven, DeWitt C., Son of ? Died ? 1816 ? [on foot marker appears:]  D.C.H. [symbol]

Grave 43 - Rachel, Wife of Joseph Palmer, Died Mar. 15, 1880, Aged 82 Y'rs, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.

Grave 44 - Mary E., Wife of Henry D. Palmer, Died Jan. 13, 1898, Aged 69 Y'rs

Grave 45 - H. D. Palmer, 1824 - 1911

Grave 46 - [illegible]

There are also approximately 10 metal posts, which have been severed at ground level, scattered (apparently randomly) throughout the cemetery.  It is unknown if these mark graves.


Notes:  "?" substituted for unknown letter(s)/word(s)/line(s); details beyond simple text not as appears on original; comments appear in brackets: [ ]; photographs taken 22 July 2000 (except that photographs for graves 3, 33 and 34 were taken 11 August 2001); all markers transcribed.

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