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- Alban Cemetery, Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA

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Grave 1 - Robert Lee Morningstar, Feb. 28 - May 14, 1942

Grave 2, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Alexander, United States Army
Grave 2a - Loren R., 1930 - 1995
Grave 2b - Beverly A., 1934 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 3, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Bowman
Grave 3a - Mom, Cora L. "Lil", Dec. 1, 1925 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 3b - Dad, Gordon A. "Bud", May 6, 1923 - Nov. 1, 1995

Grave 4, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Rest in peace, Gilbert
Grave 4a - Emerson M., 1916 - 1982
Grave 4b - Muriel J., 1922 - 1986

Grave 5 - [illegible]

Grave 6 - Our beloved son, Jason Michael Walden, August 23, 1991, God has laid him down to sleep, we miss you

Grave 7, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Christophel, June 23, 1951
Grave 7a - Gladys, Dec. 25, 1930 - Nov. 18, 1998
Grave 7b - Virgil, Oct. 27, 1929 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 8, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Egnor
Grave 8a - Kennith, 1932 - 1990
Grave 8b - G. Marian, 1934 - 1998

Grave 9 - Calvin S. Mellsy, Died 8th day of the 8th mon?, 1871, Agd 69 yrs. 4 ms & 1 day.

Grave 10 - Lydia K. Jewell, dau. of Wm. & Phebe Kelsey, Died ? Aged 23 yrs & ? dy?, little Carrie, gone home

Grave 11, five names on one marker, common inscription:  Wright
Grave 11a - John Wright, Jan. 2, 1839 - June 18, 1906
Grave 11b - Sara Pim - wife, Sep. 29, 1835 - Aug. 28, 1929
Grave 11c - Abbie Wright Taylor, Apr. 9, 1856 - July 6, 1901
Grave 11d - Floyd & Florence, Born - Nov. 18, 1900, her infant children

Grave 12 - Wesley S. Faust, 1885 - 1912

Grave 13, four names on one marker
Grave 13a - [illegible]
Grave 13b - ? 1859 - ? 1859
Grave 13c - ? 1840 - ? 18?
Grave 13d - Sarah J., Ma? 31, 18? - May 30, 1875

Grave 14 - Terry Lee Gross, June 2, 1956 - Oct. 10, 1986

Grave 15, family plot marker - Gross

Grave 16 - Angeline Gross Betts, July 28, 1912 - Feb. 17, 1987; beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother

Grave 17, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Holy Bible, Patterson, Holy Bible, together forever
Grave 17a - Samuel S., 1905 - 1999
Grave 17b - Violet L., 1922 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 18, three names on one marker, common inscription:  Straub - Bruder
Grave 18a - Albert C., 1911 - 1992
Grave 18b - Shirley H., 1923 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 18c - Shalmer A., 1919 - 1954

Grave 19 - Judith Ann Brown, forever loved, Jan. 12, 1962 - May 21, 1997, you'll never be too far away, because you're in our hearts to stay.

Grave 20, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Schaerer, Married Oct. 26, 1940
Grave 20a - Gladys M., 1921 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 20b - Harold W., 1916 - 1962

Grave 21 - Beloved husband, father, Lloyd A. Sirgey, Feb. 27, 1909 - Feb. 3, 1974, went to be with the Lord

Grave 22 - Jimmie Lee Handy, 1947 - 1988, in loving memory

Grave 23, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Dawson
Grave 23a - Winifred, May 30, 1930 - Mar. 9, 1997
Grave 23b - Jesse J., Oct. 26, 1921 - Dec. 9, 1950

Grave 24, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Howard, Sept. 7, 1968
Grave 24a - Florence E., Dec. 31, 1942 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 24b - Raymond, A? 194? - ? 199?

Grave 25, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Holmes, in his will is our peace
Grave 25a - L. Louise, 1916 - 1979
Grave 25b - Clifford J., 1912 - 1991

Grave 26 - Pamela V. Howell, 1954 - 1971

Grave 27, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Baggett
Grave 27a - Atlas, 1902 - 1983
Grave 27b - Juanita, 1910 - 1989

Grave 28 - Dec. 26, 1915 - Oct. 9, 1972, in Thee have I put my trust, Nathaniel Harris

Grave 29, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Green, Dec. 1, 1956, here lies next to us our loving son & brother
Grave 29a - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 29b - husband, father, grandpa, Willard H. Jr., Jan. 28, 1933 - Sept. 5, 1997

Grave 30 - loving husband and fat[her], Willard [H.] Green III, June 28, 1959 - Feb. 23, 1998

Grave 31, two names on one marker, common inscription:  St. Charles, married March 15, 1946
Grave 31a - Lulu Belle I., 1925 - 1976
Grave 31b - Carl T., 1924 - 1993

Grave 32 - In loving memory, Ronald Eldridge, beloved son, brother and uncle, June 25, 1946 - Jan. 25, 2000

Grave 33 - Ruth L. West, 1904 - 1997, loving mother, grandma and nana

Grave 34 - Ardis M. Rogers, 1930 - 1988

Grave 35, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Blumhardt, until we meet again
Grave 35a - Elmer W., 1918 - 1973
Grave 35b - Melinda L., 1919 - 1991

Grave 36 - 1950, David W. Ramey, 1973, beloved son of Robert and Delores, safe in God's hands

Grave 37, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Marken
Grave 37a - Wife & mother, Shirley L., Nov. 23, 1920 - July 27, 1998
Grave 37b - Husband & father, Donald G., June 30, 1917 - April 25, 1999

Grave 38, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Sparrow
Grave 38a - Joan T., Dec. 29, 1931 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 38b - Dale O. Sr., Dec. 4, 1929 - May 6, 1998

Grave 39 - Rebecca Jean Brown, May 31, 1958

Grave 40, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Kingsbury
Grave 40a - Kathleen A., Feb. 9, 1957 - Oct. 26, 1986
Grave 40b - Donald L., Nov. 6, 1952 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 41 - Lehoma Harper Curry, Dec. 31, 1924 - [intentionally left blank on marker], beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother

Grave 42, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Marken, our song, I Swear by John Michael Montgomery, our love through eternity;  Marken, business man - horseman, #1 proud dad of Donnie, Audrey, Gary, Gloria, Kim, Greg, Tracy "T.J."
Grave 42a - The Don, Don, 1939 - 2000
Grave 42b - Frances, 1950 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 43 - Cromwell, Oscar Cromwell, Feb. 8, 1917 - May 17, 1992

Grave 44 - Cromwell, Etta May Cromwell, May 6, 1924 - Dec. 15, 1983

Grave 45 - Desfosses, Christine L. "Harless", [19]51 - 1998

Grave 46 - Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27, Barry Dewayne South, Dec. 13, 1946 - Feb. 1, 1999

Grave 47, two names on one marker
Grave 47a - Wesley C. Rose, 1901 - 1970, in his will is our peace, papa
Grave 47b - Granny, Hazel M. Rose, 1910 - 1999, Jesus called me home

Grave 48 - Thomas Nelson Cornett, Aug. 17, 1916 - Feb. 25, 1982

Grave 49 - ? Gregory Alexander Keatnley (?er), ? Mar 4 ?

Grave 50, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Osak, married Dec. 4, 1947
Grave 50a - William, 1914 - 1977
Grave 50b - Elizabeth, 1919 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 51, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Reid
Grave 51a - Maynard M., 1907 - 1962
Grave 51b - Olga E., 1916 - 1971

Grave 52, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Small
Grave 52a - Beloved father, Brady, 1901 - 1983
Grave 52b - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 53, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Crislip
Grave 53a - Marjorie R., 1963
Grave 53b - Archie E., 1964

Grave 54 - [illegible]

Grave 55 - Edith Bryant, Born Feb. 14, 1885, Died Feb. 6, 1904

Grave 56 - Sandra Lee Johns, Feb. 8, 1942 - Jan. 6, 1997, dearly loved sister - aunt

Grave 57 - Derrick James Marshall, November 29, 1976 - January 27, 1990, beloved son, brother & friend, dedicated by Lincoln Junior High, 1989 - 1990

Grave 58, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Russell, married Feb. 27, 1970; Russell, "He'll always be remembered as a man, both strong and good, who gave his for others and who did the best he could. He'll always be remembered for all the joy he brought, as a man who made a difference and a man who meant a lot."
Grave 58a - Delmar "Bill", January 11, 1942 - March 5, 1993
Grave 58b - Phyllis S., November 5, 1948 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 59, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Woods, together forever, Tue., Nov. 1, 1949
Grave 59a - Luther E., 1932 - 1995
Grave 59b - Pauline, 1931 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 60 - E.D. Cromie

Grave 61, family plot marker - Darling ?

Grave 62 - ? Darling, Born ? 10, 1824, Died ? 18?

Grave 63 - ? Darling, wife, Mar. ? 185? - Apr. ?

Grave 64 - At rest, Abel A. Pasco, Born April 17, 1794, Died Sept. 7, 1871, ?  [close-up of inscription]

Grave 65 - Jay Orlando, ? E. Russell, Died June 16, 1877, Aged ?2 yrs. & 3 ds. ?

Grave 66 - In memory of Ephraim Darling, Born Feb. 7, 1791, Died May 24, 1879 ?

Grave 67 - Nina Lovina, daughter of W.E. & L.J. Beebe, Oct. 27, 1904 - Jan. 24, 1905 ?

Grave 68 - John W. Roberts, Born Oct. 9, 1866, Died Apr. ?, 1894

Grave 69 - Owen, Dorothy D., 1903 - 1978

Grave 70, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Resha
Grave 70a - Wife & mother, Beverlee L., May 9, 1950 - Feb. 29, 1996
Grave 70b - Husband, Edward V., Oct. 12, 1943 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 71 - In loving memory, Emily Jane Liechty, June 26, 1998, Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unton me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven, Matthew 19:14

Grave 72 - [illegible]

Grave 73 - ?on ?rne, 19?, ?rvice ? Chapel, 1997

Grave 74 - Dawn April Jenick, Sept. 14, 1965 - June 17, 1980, to know he[r] was to love her; Jenick, our love is with you always

Grave 75 - Beloved son, brother & grandson, David Jam[e]s Walter, April 1, 197? - May 2, 1998; David J. Walter, gone fishing

Grave 76, family plot marker - Thompson

Grave 77 - Dad, Harry D. Breining, 1929 - 1983, safe in God's hands

Grave 78, four names on one marker, common inscription:  Newton, Fuller
Grave 78a - Charles H., Nov. 18, 1887 - Mar. 16, 1926
Grave 78b - Laura C., Nov. 3, 1848 - Nov. 7, 1918
Grave 78c - Ella G., Nov. 9, 1872 - Aug. 22, 1968
Grave 78d - Ira B., Oct. 2, 1868 - Dec. 18, 1940

Grave 79 - [human artifact, unknown if grave marker]

Grave 80, family plot marker - Richarson

Grave 81, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Russell, married Mar. 21, 1935
Grave 81a - John E., 1916 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 81b - Jane E., 1917 - 1970

Grave 82, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Borgstadt
Grave 82a - Roland E., 1906 - 1994
Grave 82b - Gladys E., 1909 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 83 - Lt. Col. Theresa A.E. Hamilton, Mar. 10, 19[intentionally left blank on marker] - [intentionally left blank on marker], I know my redeemer liveth, Job XIX:25

Grave 84 - Elizabeth W. Williams, Oct. 22, 1924 - Sept. 26, 1998, forever in our hearts

Grave 85 - Raymond A. Williams, Aug. 11, 1932 - Nov. 6, 1988, forever in our hearts

Grave 86, three names on one marker, common inscription:  Williams, grand worthy matron
Grave 86a - Daughter, Irene B., 1931 - 1939
Grave 86b - Mother, Ethel B., 1904 - 1981
Grave 86c - Father, Frank J., 1895 - 1984

Grave 87 - Kent B. Williams, May 30, 1927 - Apr. 22, 1984; our beloved husband and dad who was a very hard worker trying to keep his family happy and was the best fisherman in his leisure time we love you very much, Emma, Pie, Mr. Bigstuff, neighborhood, Fatmeat, Frank, Pedie, Ricky and Kevin

Grave 88, two names on one marker, common inscription:  I have finished the work Thou gavest me to do, together forever
Grave 88a - Father, John W. Perdue, 1882 - 1936
Grave 88b - Mother, Margaret Perdue Anderson, 1884 - 1983

Grave 89, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there.  I do not sleep.  I am a thousand winds that blow.  I am the diamond glints on snow.  I am the sunlight on ripened grain.  I am the gentle autumn rain.  When you awaken in the morning's hue, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.  I am the soft starts that shine at night.  Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there.  I did not die.  Author unknown.
Grave 89a - Angela G. Alexander, Aug. 3, 1976 - Aug. 29, 1996
Grave 89b - Son, Kendall K. Walton, Apr. 1, 1996

Grave 90, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Young, loving mother and father; love always your son Jack, 1988
Grave 90a - Anna M., 1909 - 1991
Grave 90b - Perry I., 1907 - 1988

Grave 91 - Chad Duane Rose, Feb. 14, 1976 - Mar. 31, 1999, beloved son and brother, earth holds no sorrow that heaven cannot heal

Grave 92, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Shelby, absent from the body present with the Lord; married March 15, 1953, our family, children, Auddie G., Jr., Angela G., Rhonda R., grandchildren Auddie B., Valerie N., Kaitlin B.
Grave 92a - Shirley E., 1936 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 92b - Auddie G. Sr., 1934 - 1995

Grave 93, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Wright, heaven is our home
Grave 93a - Dock A., Feb. 25, 1928 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 93b - Juanita R., May 1, 1927 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 94 - Hellen R. Gasper, 1926 - 1990

Grave 95 - Beloved nephew - cousin, John Robert Butler, 1908 - 1967, the Lord is my sh[eperd]

Grave 96, two names on one marker, common inscription:  McFall
Grave 96a - ?loyd L., ?2 - [1]988
Grave 96b - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 97, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Anipen, married December 28, 1945
Grave 97a - Elaine M., Sept. 9, 1925 - Jan. 4, 1996
Grave 97b - John T., Oct. 2, 1922 - July 31, 1995

Grave 98, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Holmes, married April 14, 1940
Grave 98a - Marie M., Jan. 27, 1919 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 98b - John T., Aug. 31, 1917 - Jan. 25, 1995

Grave 99, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Stanford
Grave 99a - Isabelle E., Jun. 28, 1922 - May 23, 1989
Grave 99b - Paul H., Feb. 7, 1922 - Jan. 11, 1992

Grave 100, two names on one marker, common inscription:  McWilliams, married Nov. 5, 1950
Grave 100a - Mildred, 1918 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 100b - Fred D., 1903 - 1994

Grave 101, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Ellsworth, your love, guidance, and friendship will remain in our hearts forever
Grave 101a - Father, Bertrand L., 1914 - ?
Grave 101b - Mother, Pharailde L., 1920 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 102 - Dearly loved wife-mom-grandma, Ella Mae Smith, June 10, 1933 - Dec. 31, 1993, I'll meet you when my chores are through.

Grave 103, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Burton; John, a man committed to the community, Ypsilanti's first black mayor, 1967 - 1969, EMU [Eastern Michigan University] Regent, 1985 - 1992
Grave 103a - Willie Vaughn, 1908 - 1992
Grave 103b - John Henry, 1910 - 1992

Grave 104, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Woolems
Grave 104a - Z. Juanita, 1923 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 104b - Milburn D., 1920 - 1?

Grave 105 - Pearl W. Franklin, 1925 - 1981, beloved wife and mother

Grave 106 - James A. Franklin, 1925 - [intentionally left blank on marker], Juanita

Grave 107 - Harold L. Franklin, Jr., US Army, Oct. 2, 1954 - Oct. 19, 1997, beloved husband, father & son

Grave 108 - Irene M. Francis, July 22, 1926 - Nov. 23, 1986, beloved mother & grandmother

Grave 109 - Jonathan D. Michael, May 7, 1977 - Nov. 24, 1996, beloved son & friend


Notes:  Details beyond simple text not as appears on original; comments appear in brackets: [ ]; "?" substituted for unknown letter(s)/word(s)/line(s); not all graves transcribed or photographed; grave numbers for the convenience of the transcriber and photographer only; photographs taken 9 October 2001; transcription compiled from photographs.

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