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Swartz Creek Cemetery
Swartz Creek, Genesee County, Michigan

Lat: 42° 57' 32"N, Lon: 83° 49' 52"W
Clayton Township, Sec 35

Contributed by Len Thomas, Oct 10, 2007 [len40tho@comcast.net]. Total records = 220.

To reach cemetery driving east on Miller Road, turn north or leftt onto Moorish Road. The cemetery will be on the left or west side of the road just after the turn.

The cemetery was established in 1836. It is owned and maintained by the City of Swartz Creek, Michigan and is in excellent condition.

An official survey of the cemetery was commissioned by the city council in 1985. It helped determine many unanswered questions about burials, but also added others. Apparently there are a number of Native American burials and other unknown burials in the cemetery, but these are not marked. Many of the older markers have been repaired, but others remain illegible.

Merle G. Perry, Jr. made the first transcriptions of the cemetery in the summer of 1960 and verified them on 07 Jul 1963. I completed this transcription in October, 2007 from all existing and legible tombstone readings as well as the other sources included at the end.

- Len Thomas

Acre, Dorothy, d. 16 Feb 1850, 1m,8d, dau. of Peter & Mary Acre
Acre, Mary, d. 31 Dec 1853, 21y,9m, wife of Peter Acre
Acre, Peter, b. 1823, d. 1912, father
Arvoy, Carol B. (Pertler), b. 1941, d. no date
Arvoy, Walter Michael, b. 1934, d. no date, married 7 Apr 1967
Austin, Hiram, d. 14 Sep 1877, 27y, "my husband"
Bailey, Baby, no dates, child of W.D. & E. A. Bailey
Bailey, Joseph H., no dates, child of W.D. & E. A. Bailey
Bailey, Lora, d. 14 Sep 1877, 1y,2m, child of W.D. & E. A. Bailey
Bailey, Orra A., d. 27 Aug 1877, 2y,6m,21d, child of W.D. & E. A. Bailey
Barlow, John W., d. 8 Sep 1873, 9y,9m, son of Joseph & Margaret Barlow
Bassett, Millie, b. 1868, d. 12 Feb 1878
Begole, Adaline, no dates
Begole, Celinda, d. 8 Apr 1855, 33y,6m
Begole, Cornelia J., d. 10/11 Jan 18(55), 1y,21d, dau. of Frederick A. & A. Begole
Begole, Mary, b. 1835, d. 1900
Begole, Miles, d. 10 May 1855, 4y,11m
Begole, Philo E., d. 16 Aug 1853, 1y,7m,24d, son of Frederick A. & A. Begole
Begole, Thomas B., b. 1819, d. 6 Nov 1885
Bentley, Russell G., d. 3 Dec 1875, no marker
Bloss, Laurel M. "Shorty", b. 15 Apr 1915, d. 30 Apr 2001, son of David & Linda Bloss
Bradford, Dortha, d. 5 Apr 1855, 68y, wife of Hosea Bradford
Bradford, Hosea, d. 30 Oct 1864, 18y,5m,12d, son of J. & S. Bradford
Bradford, Jesse (Rev.), b. 1822, d. 6 Feb 1899, father
Bradford, Sylvina, b. 1829, d. 1905, mother, wife of Jesse Bradford
Brewer, Archibald C., d. 26 Aug 1880, 79y
Brewer, Elizabeth (White), d. 24 Dec 1867, 32y,11m,1d, second wife of Archibald C. Brewer, mar. 6 Sep 1866
Brewer, Parthena, d. 30 May 1866, 66y,3m, first wife of Archibald C. Brewer
Brogan Marie (Rosemond), b. 20 Sep 1919, d. 30 May 2002
Brogan, George P., b. 3 Nov 1919, d. 23 Mar 1994, Pvt., U.S. Army W.W.II
Burbridge, Frederick "Freddie", d. 5 Oct 1880, 3y,1m,12d, son of D.H. & J. Burbridge
Burkhurt, Homer S., d. 13 May 1864, 16y,4m, son of H. & L. Burkhurt
Burkhurt, Ivah A., d. 2 Apr 1855, 9m,2d, son of H. & L. Burkhurt
Chaney, Greta M., b. 1908, d. 2000
Chapman, Elenor, d. 11 Feb 1864, 75y, mother, wife of James Chapman
Chapman, Elvira, d. 1851, 21y,10m,14d
Chapman, James, d. 7 Jun 1866, 77y, father
Chapman, John S., d. 24 Sep 1853, 20y,9m,19d
Chapman,Julia E., d. 20 Aug 1851
Childs, Calvin E., d. 9 Mar 1863, 2m,7d, son of S. & A. Childs
Childs, Nelson O., d. 18 Jan 1869, 17y,10m,14d, son of S. & A. Childs
Clark, Amelia, b. 1852, d. 28 Mar 1929
Close, Fay, b. 20 Aug 1880
Close, Jabez W., b. 13 Sep 1878, d. 17 Aug 1973
Cole, David A., no marker
Coy, Hannah, no dates
Coy, Mittie E., d. 17 Mar 1863, dau. of M. M. & H. Coy
Darby, Charles H., b. 1841, d. 1908. Private, 10 Michigan Infantry, Company A - Civil War
Darby, Cornelia M., b. 21 Sep 1873, d. 9 Sep 1874, dau. of C. & A. Darby
Darling, Andrew J., b. May 1863, d. 21 Apr 1864, 11m, son of John Lafayette & Malinda Elizabeth (Decker) Darling
Dawson, Adah A., d. 7 Jul 1868, 1y,5m,27d, dau. of J.W. & D.A. Dawson
Dawson, James, Sr., d. 30 Mar 1866, 55y
Decker, Aaron Burr, b. 6 Aug 1798, d. 3 Dec 1863, 65y,7m, War of 1812, married Eleanor "Nellie" (McLain)
Dillard, Orville L., b. 1920, d. 1 Jan 1993, beloved brother
Dunn, Linda Kay (Rembowski), b. 16 Dec 1949, d. 3 May 1980, dau. of Leo & Laura Rembowski
Eisentrager, H.F., d. 5 Sep 1881, 62y
Eisentrager, Henry, d. 11 Jan 1858, 72y,11m,11d
Evans, Ethel Lillian (Woodbury), b. 1921, d. 14 Dec 1999
Evans, George A., d. 9 Dec 1863, 65y,7m, War of 1812
Evans, Kermith Harold "Mike", b. 1909, d. 10 Aug 1997, married Ethel (Woodbury) 10 Dec 1966
Fassett, Fanny, b. 23 Feb 1827, d. 1 Apr 1857, "Our Sister"
Fassett, Mary A., dates unreadable, dau. of A. & F. Fassett
Fisher, Banessoouong, d. 6 Jan 1863, 1m,5d, son of Jenette & Jacob Fisher
Fisher, Eliza, d. 11 Feb 1869, 3y, dau. of Jenette & Jacob Fisher
Fisher, John Thomas, d. Sep 1861, 3y
Fisher, Thomas J., d. 6 Oct 1862, 15m,20d, son of Jenette & Jacob Fisher
Frye, Flora E. (Pollard), b. 1915, d. 4 Jun 1978, wife of Thurman Frye
Frye, Thurman H., b. 1915
Garris, Theodore H., b. 19 Aug 1847, d. 23 Aug 1850, 3y,1d, son of Thomas H. & Lucy L. (Cole) Garris
Gerding, Ronald G., b. 1 Dec 1952, d. 29 Jul 1970, son of Ronald & Nora (Pollard) Gerding
Gibbs, Lucius G., d. 16 Oct 1850, 4y,11m,15d, son of J. & M. Gibbs
Gibbs, Marinda, d. 23 Dec 1854, 35y, wife of John Gibbs
Gilbert, Diantha E. (Skinner), b. 3 Sep 1840, d. 27 Jan 1925, mother, wife of G. W. Gilbert
Gilbert, Edna Pearl (Hillaker), b. 3 Jul 1896, d. 6 Oct 1947, mother, wife of R. B. Gilbert
Gilbert, Frances L., d. 1 Mar 1873, 11y,6m,13d, dau. of George W. & Diantha Gilbert
Gilbert, George Washington, b. 8 Oct 1835, d. 6 Jun 1901, father, Private, 22 Michigan Infantry, Company A - Civil War
Gilbert, Rutherford B. Hayes "Rufa", b. 15 Feb 1877, d. 30 Jun 1955, father
Gilbert, William Frederick, b. 27 Sep 1948, d. 29 Jan 1953, 5y,4m,2d, grandson
Gilmore, Delia M. (Tibitts), b. 1903, d. 10 May 1965, wife of Marshall V. Gilmore
Gilmore, Marshall V., b. 2 Sep 1901, d. 27 Jan 1986, husband, married 21 Jul 1924
Goodrich, Almond, b. 4 Jul 1824, d. 31 Jul 1905, father
Goodrich, Infant Son, d. 7 Jan 1869, 2wks, son of Almond & Mary Ann Goodrich
Goodrich, James L., b. 1851, d. 23 Jul 1926, father
Goodrich, Mary Ann (Howes), b. 1829, d. 1921, mother, wife of Almond Goodrich
Goodwin, Hannah (Morey), d. 22 Sep 1855, 34y,2m,5d, wife of Hiram Goodwin
Goodwin, Hiram W., b. 18 Aug 1822, d. 1847
Goodwin, Jacob A., d. 17 Aug 1859, 30y,4m,13d
Goodwin, John, d. 24 Oct 1857, 69y,7m,28d
Goodwin, Lucy (McIntyre), d. 5 Sep 1860, 71y,4m,27d
Goodwin, Maryette (Hagerdon), b. 1842, d. 12 Feb 1881, second wife of Hiram Goodwin
Goodyear Mary A., d. 27 Jan 1858, 35y, mother, wife of Samuel Goodyear
Goodyear, Samuel, d. 3 Jul 1857, 35y, our father
Goodyear, Unknown, d. 7 Dec 1850
Green, Robert, b. Apr 1817, d. 23 May 1883, 66y,1m,12d, married Amelia White (Bailey)
Hartsock, Caroline, d. 20 Sep 1855, 15y,6m, dau. of John & Mary Hartsock
Hartsock, Daniel, d. 17 May 1858, 22y
Hartsock, John, b. 1804, d. 16 Dec 1894
Hartsock, Mary "Polly" (Miller), b. 1810, d. 1908
Hathaway, Infant, child of Seth, no marker
Head, James, d. 22 Oct 1884, 64y
Head, William V., d. 2 Nov 1873, 18y,9m,3d, son of J. & A. Head
Henderson, Anna M., b. 1854, d. 1917, wife of W. Henderson
Hohbach, John G., b. 1829, d. 1891
Horton, Thomas, d. 10 Mar 1865, 14y,14d, "his son"
Horton, Walton T., d. 29 Mar 1865, 37y
Howes, Cady, d. 12 May 1855, 3y,12d, son of Henry & Harriet Howes
Howes, Caleb H., d. 5 Feb 1873, 79y,1m, a Mason
Howes, Harriet Marcia (Wheeler), b. 21 Nov 1832, d. 26 Dec 1915, mother, wife of Henry D. Howes
Howes, Henry David, b. 20 Jun 1827, d. 26 Dec 1915, father, Corporal, 5 Michigan Cavalry, Company K-Civil War, married Harriet (Wheeler) 1850
Howes, James H., d. 2 Jun 1845, 1y,9m,3d, son of William K. & Mary J. Howes
Howes, Mary, d. 9 Aug 1866, 76y,6m, wife of Caleb H. Howes
Howes, Olive A., d. 13 Dec 1850, 4y,5m,5d, dau. of William K. & Mary J. Howes
Howes,Charles N., b. 19 Jan 1862, d. 20 Sep 1948
Hoy, Alton L., b. 1919, d. 11 Jan 1998, married Emogene (Saladin) 5 Dec 1945
Hoy, Emogene (Saladin), b. 1924, d. 8 Aug 2004, wife of Alton Hoy
Humeston, Norton, d. 24 Oct 1862, 31y
Kenyon, Jennie E., b. 1854, d. 20 Feb 1877, 22y,10m,24d, dau. of Christopher & Phidelia (Hitchcock) Kenyon
Krewson, Phebe J., d. 28 Mar 1858, 5y,10m,18d, dau. of Benjamin and Charlotte Jane Krewson
Marcella Ruth (Whims), b. 10 Nov 1921, d. 30 May 1999, "everybody loved mother"
Martin, Elijah, d. 10 Dec 1878, 78y,20d
Martin, Ella S., d. 11 Aug 1859, 4y,3m,11d, dau. of William Martin
Martin, John W., d. 8 Sep 1872, 9y,9m, son of R. & M. Martin
Martin, Nancy Jane, d. 30 Mar 1894, 67y,6m,9d, wife of William Martin
Martin, Tiney, d. 11 Feb 1851, 44y,8m,11d, wife of Elijah Martin
Martin, William, d. 5 Mar 1860, 32y,9m
Martin, Willie, d. 7 May 1859, 8m, son of William Martin
McLain, Abner E., b. 1805, d. 16 May 1890, 85y,10,6d, married Loanda Braford
McLain, Cornelia Ann (Martin), b. 1822, d. 27 Mar 1890, 67y2m,20d wife of Philander McLain
McLain, Elizabeth (Morrell), b. 1771, d. 19 Sep 1853, 83y,5m,7d, wife of Uriah McLain
McLain, Emily (Emmaly on stone), b. 1843, d. 8 May 1853, 10y,5m, dau. of Philander and Cornelia McLain
McLain, Mary A., d. 28 Mar 1877, 11y,10m, dau. of Jeremiah Earnest & S. McLain
McLain, Philander, b. 1811, d. 7 Jul 1903
McLain, Van Ranslear, b. 1801, d. 1878
Mesmon, Charles, d. 18 Feb 1882, 65y,7m,27d
Mesmon, Johanna, d. 28 Mar 1866, 56y,3m, wife of Charles Mesmon
Miller, "Morgan" Clinton, b. 1852, d. 1907, child of Enos & Martha Chapman Miller
Miller, Adam, d. 11 Mar 1841, 71y,6m,9d, our father
Miller, Alice A. (Ingalls), b. 1857, d. 11 May 1935, wife of Wilbert L. Miller
Miller, Charles M., b. 18 Nov 1844, d. 21 Oct 1919 (married Adelia Houghton)
Miller, Daniel Calkins, b. 1899, d. 23 Aug 1974, husband
Miller, Enos M., b. 25 Oct 1822, d. 1920, "first settler here 1836"
Miller, Harriet H. (Ottaway), b. 9 Mar 1839, d. 12 Sep 1867, wife of Seth Silsby Miller, married 6 Sep 1858
Miller, John Arthur, b. 1865, d. 2 Jul 1952, married Nellie Calkins 11 Jan 1865
Miller, Joseph, d. 23 Sep 1858, 42y,2m, our brother
Miller, Julia (Chapman), d. 3 Aug 1892, 73y,11m,2d, mother, wife of Peter Miller
Miller, Lillias, b. 1847, d. 1850, child of Enos & Martha Chapman Miller
Miller, Margaret (Marshall), d. 4 Nov 1864, 86y,8m,6d, our mother, wife of Adam Miller
Miller, Margaret Ella, b. 21 Jul 1855, d. 11 Jun 1856, dau. of Peter & Julia (Chapman) Miller
Miller, Marion D. (Steinbach), b. 1902, d. 10 Aug 1997, wife of Daniel C. Miller
Miller, Martha Jane (Chapman), b. 1828, d. 1905, mother, wife of Enos M. Miller
Miller, Nellie E. (Calkins), b. 1878, d. 1946, dau. of Daniel & Eunice (Newell) Calkins
Miller, Peter, d. 26 Apr 1859, 45y,15d, father
Miller, Wilbert L., b. May 1854, d. 14 Jun 1944
Morley, John, d. 9 Nov 1890, 85y,6m,15d
Morley, Lucy (Fisher), d. 7 Jan 1900, 93y,1m,13d, wife of John Morley
Munday, Rebecca Jane (Debar), b. 27 Jun 1835, d. 21 Nov 1856, 22y,4m, wife of John Munday, married 28 Jan1854
Nelson, Diane Marie Gilbert, b. 8 Feb 1944, d. 8 Feb 1944, infant dau. of Albert W. & Mildred O. (Gilbert) Nelson
O’Guin, Gerald H., b. 13 May 1930, d. 28 Feb 1986
O’Guin, Marjorie A., b. 24 Feb 1931, d. no date
Packer,Robert R., b. 1928, d. 1929, son
Partridge, Freddie, d. 5 Oct 1880, 8y,1m,12d, son of D.H. & J. Partridge
Perkins, Allie E., d. 22 Aug 1872, 5m,16d, dau. of George Preston & C.L. Perkins
Perkins, Ella A., d. 18 May 1861, 11m,6d, dau. of George Preston & C. L. Perkins
Perkins, Mary E., d. 22 Feb 1857, 25d, dau. of George Preston & C. L. Perkins
Pike, John S., b. 1961, d. 11 Dec 2002
Pike, Wallace Wyndham, M.D., b. 22 Dec 1921, married Marcella (Whims) 1 Sep 1941, "father, friend, physician"
Pollard, Glenn T., b. 1890, d. 19 Oct 1965
Pollard, Norah E., b. 1893, d. 26 Jan 1985, wife of Glenn Pollard
Rall, Jacob, d. 26 Dec 1878, 65y,6m,19d, married Lovina (McLain)
Rembowski, Kerry Marie, b. 20 Mar 1956, d. 15 Nov 1957, "our darling"
Rinehart, John A., d. 3 Mar 1874, 37y,3m,27d
Robinson, Cyrus W., d. 1 Jun 1882, 1y,3m,20d, son of A. & M. Robinson
Rockafellow, Andrew, d. 31 May 1867, 55y,3m,13d
Rockafellow, Catharine (Rhodes), d. 3 Jun 1868, 50y,8m,12d,wife of Andrew Rockafellow
Ryno, Stiles, d. 12 Dec 1861, 61y (no marker)
Schultz, Ronald E., b. 1936, d. no date
Schultz, Sherrie E. (Beaubien), b. 1938, d. no date
Scrivener, Alfred K., d. 2 Sep 1889, 2y,9m,22d, son of James A. & M. J. Scrivener
Shepson, Joseph H., d. 13 Oct 1854
Silsby, John M., d. 16 May 1838, 1m,15d, son of Seth & Elizabeth (Cady) Silsby
Silsby, Mary P., d. 8 Feb 1843, infant dau. of Seth & Elizabeth (Cady) Silsby
Spillane, John, b. 1823, d. 8 Apr 1878, Private, 6 Michigan Cavalry, Company L - Civil War
Spillane, Mary Ann (King), b. 1828, d. 6 Jun 1868, 40y), wife of John Spillane
Stedman, Lewis C., d. 24 Feb 1850, 1y,6m,20d, son of S. P. & M. J. Stedman
Steinbach, Karl Otto, b. 1875, d. 17 Oct 1955, "father of Marion (Steinbach) Miller"
Steinbach, Maude (Wortley), b. 1874, d. 8 Mar 1952, "mother of Marion (Steinbach) Miller"
Stone, Charles H., d. 13 Mar 1883, 1m,7d, son of T. A. & M. Stone
Stone, Eva Grace, d. 31 Mar 1883, 4y,11m,16d, dau. of T.A. & M. Stone
Stone, Hettie May, d. 10 Sep 1874, 3m,10d, dau. of T. & M. Stone
Sutton, Clarissa Ulala, d. 16 Jul 1859, 1y,7m,9d, dau. of William & Martha Ann Sutton
Sutton, Hellen Emeline, d. 24 Aug 1856, 10y,10m,24d, dau. of William & Martha Ann Sutton
Thompson, Frances (Wade), b. 1892, d. 20 Jan 1985, wife of Frederick H. Thompson
Thompson, Frederick H., b. 1886, d. 11 Jan 1980, husband, married 2 Dec 1909
Thompson, Gracie E., d. 6 Mar 1883, 3y,8m, dau. of J. Dean & Mary Jane (Gilbert) Thompson
Thornton, Bette Lucille, b. 21 Feb 1924, d. 16 Jul 2002, wife of Ray Thornton
Thornton, Fay L., b. 3 Nov 1918, d. 24 Jul 2003
Thornton, Ray Emerson, b. 4 Mar 1924, d. 5 Mar 2002, U.S. Naval Reserve W.W.II
Thornton, Sammie Carol, b. 21 Sep 1943, d. 10 Sep 2002
Tibbits, Erie, d. 6 Oct 1955
Tibbits, Leemon C., b. 2 Apr 1837, d. 7 Oct 1915
Tibbits, Mary E. (Hyde), b. 7 Oct 1840, d. 12 Jan 1913, wife of Leemon Tibbits
Tibbits, Sarah, b. 17 Apr 1879, d. 7 Nov 1912
Turnbull, Leslie Edwin, b. 1908, d. 6 Aug 1964, brother
Turnbull, Willie C., b. 1885, d. 1917, father
Welch, Michael C., b. 9 Oct 1968, d. 27 Feb 2004
Wheeler, E. M., d. 5 Nov 1859, 56y, wife of William Wheeler
Wheeler, Horace C. S., d. 10 Feb 1849, 19m,3d, son of William & E. M. Wheeler
Wheeler, Ira L., d. 9 Mar 1889, 11Y
Wheeler, William, d. 28 Dec 1882, 86y
Whitmore, A. H., b. 12 Mar 1806, d. 21 Dec 1891
Whitmore, Debba J., d. 3 Nov 1878, 71y,12d, wife of A. H. Whitmore
Whitmore, May A., d. 20 Feb 1879, 3y, dau. of H.M. & I. H. Whitmore
Williams, George, b. 26 Jul 1845, d. 29 Apr 1909, father
Willson, Millie R., d. 1884, dau. of ? & A. M. Willson
Woodin, George A., d. 15 Jun 1860, 4y,11m,7d, child of Harris & Margaret J. (Gillies) Woodin
Woodin, Margaret J. (Gillies), d. 2 Feb 1873, 40y,10,13d, wife of Harris Woodin
Woodin, Mary, d. 28 Nov 1865, 2y,8m,3d, child of Harris & Margaret J. (Gillies) Woodin
Woodin, Peter, b. 1761, d. 1851, 2nd Lt., 14 Co. Massachusetts Militia-Revolutionary War, DAR special marker
Young, Elizabeth B., b. 1905, d. 1990, wife of William M. Young
Young, William M., b. 1893, d. 19 Sep 1975, first Mayor of the City of Swartz Creek

Misc:
??, ??, no dates, Native American, no marker
Fassett, Baby, no dates
Kuhlman, ??, no marker
McDowell, ??, (2 illegible markers)
Spillane, Infant, no dates
Wheaton, ??, no marker

Helpful resources:
Aguilar, Juanita - Finance Director, City of Swartz Creek, MI
Flint Genealogical Society website
Genesee County Clerk Death Records website
Hayes, Yutha - Going Up the Swartz: History of the Swartz Creek Area, 1836-1976, First Edition, 2nd Printing, 2003


 

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