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STEED  CEMETERY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Steed Cemetery, as it is called locally, is located on the farm owned ,(in the year 2003) by Lewis Wayne Matz.  Mr. Lewis Matz farm is located at the intersection of Ohio Route 800 and Monroe County Route 26.  It lies west of Route 800 and north of Route 26.  The Cemetery is about 500 yards in a northeasterly direction from the intersection of these two roads.  Steed Cemetery never had a church on or near the site.  It was an early burial site about 2 miles removed from the town of Woodsfield and served in about the same time period as the Pioneer Cemetery located just west of the town.

It appears that there may be about 150 graves in the Steed Cemetery.  The above numbers show the location of graves most of which could be read.  Several other stones are still in place that are no longer readable and were not given a number.  Empty areas between stones suggest that graves may be there without markers.  A gate-opening exists in the wire fence surrounding the cemetery that is located at the bottom of the above chart.  It is approximately midway along the bottom border of the above chart.  The bottom of the chart is approximately to the east – the top of the chart is approximately to the west.

 

The latitude and longitude of the corners of the cemetery and selected grave sites are as follows:

Southwest corner of Steed Cemetery:  latitude = N 39o 43.887’; longitude = W 081o 07.214'

Northwest corner of Steed Cemetery:  latitude = N 39o 43.891’; longitude = W 081o 07.178'

Northeast corner of Steed Cemetery:  latitude = N 39o 43.890’; longitude = W 081o 07.152'

Southeast corner of Steed Cemetery:  latitude = N 39o 43.877’; longitude = W 081o 07.152'

Grave of Elizabeth Sullivan Baker:  latitude = N 39o 43.888’; longitude = W 081o 07.168'

Grave of Martin Baker:  latitude = N 39o 43.880’; longitude = W 081o 07.168'

In the table below, the numbers assigned to the grave markers on the chart above are again listed and the information that could be read from the respective grave marker is given.

1

Josiah W. Willison Feb. 10, 1873 – Aug 18, 1914

Lucy O. Willison Apr. 18, 1881 – Nov. 5, 1947 (According to Mr. Matz, this was the last burial in the cemetery.)

2

Mary J. wife of R.E. Baker (1881 – 1905)

3

Norris, Edith M. (1898 – 1909)   Ella M. (1878 – 1910)

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(stone not readable)

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John D. Norris Feb. 2, 1882 – July 4, 1902

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Jacob C. Norris  Nov 16, 1872 – Dec 25, 1897

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Catharine wife of William Norris  Mar. 10, 1850 – Jan 10, 1900

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William Norris  June 24, 1844 – Apr. 21, 1904

9

(appears to be a foot stone from the grave above, but is not in the above row)

10

Nanny A. Norris  died Mar 20, 1882  age 2 yr  8 m  1 da

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Father Amon R. Norris  1852 – 1928

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Harvey J. Norris  Feb 27, 1882 – Aug 31, 1901 (stone has fallen over)

13

Margaret A wife of A Truex  April 5, 1859 – June 16, 1912

A. Truex  1855 – 1925

14

(can not read – stone could probably be read with tracing or other reading-aid technique)

15

? son of W & M Cooper  died Sept 23, 1866  11 yr  5 mo

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William Cooper  died March 29, 1860  age 16 yr  9 mo  23 da

17

Memory of Charlotte E.  dau. Of W & M Cooper

18

(can not read)

19

(can not read – stone could probably be read with tracing or other reading-aid technique)

20

(can not read)

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(can not read)

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(can not read)

23

(stone missing but base remains)

24

(stone broken and part of it is missing)

25

(can not read – stone could probably be read with tracing or other reading-aid technique)

26

(very large stone pushed over– stone could probably be read with tracing or other reading-aid technique)

27

(large stone pushed over – probably readable if it were turned over)

28

Isaac J. Sopn of J & M.J. Steed  died Mar (or May) 12, 1874  age 5 yr  1 mo  25 da

29

Eddy – graves 29 and 30 are highly polished marble – almost certainly could be read if turned over

30

Eddy – (see comments on grave 29 above)

31

Margaret  dau. Of W.A. & S Steed died Oct 11, 1874 age 4 yr  4 m  25 d

32

(can not read – stone could probably be read with tracing or other reading-aid technique)

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Eliza M dau of J & A.E. Polen  died Jan 4, 1870 age 3 yr  ? mo 20 da

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(no headstone but base and foot-stone)

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? dau of J & M.J. Steed  died Oct 18, 1868

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? dau of J & M.J. Steed  died  May 25, 1867 age 14 hours

37

(large stone, face down)

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Elizabeth wife of John Steed died Sept 12, 1864  aged 46 y & 2 mo

39

Martin J. Baker born Jan. 4, 1872  died Nov. 30, 1902  This is a very large, erect, black granite stone.  It is inscribed, “I will lay my head on mly mother’s breast.  She will watch as I sleep to my alst long rest; and I’ll clasp her yet on the blissful shore where death can not come, and we part no more.”

40

Daniel Baker Sept 1, 1834 – July 17, 1891

Mary J. wife of D. Baker Sept 14, 1838 – Mar 22, 1919  This is a large, erect, pink stone.

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George W. Baker son of D & M.J. die 1880

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Leelaire Truex  born and died Jan 19, 1909

43

(can not read)

44

(stone broken – can not read)

45

“child” – can not read – of J.E. & M.A. Baker

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Sarah Baker  died Aug? 10, 1860  age 69? Yr & 5 da

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Martha Baker  died April 27, 1857 aged 61 y 11 mo  & 17 da

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Elizabeth Baker died May 22, 1836 aged 92 yr  3 mo  8 da   (Note:  Elizabeth Sullivan Baker was the wife of Captain John Baker of Baker’s Station / Fort near Moundsville, WV (then, Virginia)

49

(can not read)

50

(no stone, but the grave is decorated with a veterans flag)

51

Lowther, Ilias Lowther  March 12, 1843 – July 19, 1905

Louisa, his wife, April 24, 1847 -

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Ilias Lowther, Co. B  25th Ohio Inf. Born Mar 12, 1843 died July 19, 1905 aged 62  4 m  7 da  (Note:  there are two stones for this person sitting side by side.  This stone appears to be a military marker.

53

“child” 9 yr old

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(can not read)

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James Winland died Dec 28, 1872  aged 69 y  11 mo  10 da

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Margaret, wife of James Winland died Feb 24, 1886  aged 76 y  5 mo  7 d

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Margaret, wife of George Lowther  died Oct 2, 1878  aged 15 yr  1 mo  ? da

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Sgt. Geo. Lowther  Co ?  92nd Ohio Inf.

59

(can not read)

60

(can not read)

61

Mary O. Lowe  June 4, 1861 – Aug 1, 1906

62

(appears to be a footstone marked E. J. S.)

63

James Steed  born Aug. 10, 1822 – Feb. 5, 1908

64

Mary, wife of James Steed  born May 6, 1826  died Feb. 10, 1892

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Roy Steed  Feb 24, 1899 – Jan. 21, 1908

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Elizabeth, wife of T. H. Kenny  born Feb 12, 1874  died Apr 30, 1896

67

Eliza J. wife of J. M. Steed  born July 22, 1848 – Nov 18, 1894

68

(can not read – stone could probably be read with tracing or other reading-aid technique)

 

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