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From: "Beth" <>
Subject: Cemeteries Found
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 01:53:38 -0700
Thanks to all who offered their help in finding these two cemeteries. Both
were found and the hunt was fun.
Old Settlement Cemetery
This first one is located on the south side of U.S. 322, east of Highway
306. That intersection is better known as Chesterland, formerly Chester,
Ohio. The cemetery is situated between Sperry Road and Kenyon Drive. It is
quaint and in a state of disrepair, as is the case with so many old
graveyards. The stones left standing are difficult to read.
Sperry Family, Sperry Farm, Sperry Family Farm, Brown Twp, or Brown's
This second spot isn't in Geauga County, but rather in Lake County. It is
so close to the county line that it shouldn't be overlooked. It's important
to remember that Lake County was once part of Geauga County.
This cemetery's location is on Chardon Rd., but that could be very confusing
for the inexperienced visitor (me). There are all sorts of roads in the
vicinity that include the word Chardon. The Kirtland police described it as
9152 Chardon Road - the last house before Sperry Road on the south side of
This road is also known as Euclid-Chardon Road in Lake County, Chardon Road
in Geauga County, and Water Street IN Chardon! It is not on the
Kirtland-Chardon Road, but that one does meet up with the aforementioned
once it goes into Geauga County!
...what a mess.
After purchasing a county map, I was able to nail it down as being on U.S. 6
just west of the county line in Lake County on the south side of the street
behind a nice little Cape Cod house (mailbox says 9152). It isn't visible
from the road to those passing by. You need to pull into the driveway
belonging to the people in the house and ask permission to go through their
lot to get to it, but it's worth it. It almost looks like it's a secret.
It's surrounded by trees and feels very old and private.
I did not have time to transcribe the names there, but a few of the surnames
that I recall are Sperry, Heath, Dewey, and Allen. There are more, but I
don't remember them. I know that the gentleman who mowed this cemetery for
the township had started compiling a list. I do not have that list. Anyone
interested should probably contact someone associated with Lake County's
genealogical efforts, Kirtland area in particular.
I hope someone else gets to enjoy these.
Beth Bourque - Michigan
Researching: NICHOLS, CHILDS, BARNES, WILLIAMSON, HARRINGTON, SMITH,
BURLINGAME, DENISON, GILES, PICKET/PICKETT, and VOLENTINE, ...so far!
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