Rider Cemetery

Above image: "God's acre for the Deacon Benjamin & Sarah Rider, settlers from Greenwich, Mass, who bought and cleared 800 acres in 1816."

Chardin Twp.
Geauga County

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For those that are perhaps seeing these transcriptions for the first time, the transcriptions may give on first glance, the appearance of a great many typos, so I feel obligated to explain that the abundance of y, m, and d represent abbreviations for year, month and day. Although you will find most engravers follow similar patterns, it seems there are several different abbreviations used to represent these three time terms including: y, yr, yrs, yr's & years; m. mo, mos, mo's, and months; d. da, das, da's, and days and on rare occasions, h, hr, hrs, hr's, and hours. I tend not to use commas except to seperate surname from given name, given name from date, except where found on actual inscription, same goes for the [.] (period). When you see the symbol [_] (underscore), I use it to represent missing or unreadable letters, or if a lot of letters are unreadable I may express it by several periods, such as Jos...h . Sometimes you will find raised letters such as "c" in surnames such as in McClain, or if the engraver added smaller letters that were left out and added later, when I encounter them, tend to express them, when possible, as found on the stone. Sometimes engravers will use the term , this is just a term that generally replaces the word "aged". One last comment, all actual text found engraved, will come first in bold text. All comments, observations, personal knowledge remarks added by submitter, concerning an individual, but not inscribed on stone, will then proceed in regular text. R.M. Sizelove.

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Rider, Dea. Benj., died March 20, 1854, aged 91yrs 3mo & 17d's Deacon Benjamin Rider, son of Benjamin & Achsah {Experience}(Crosbe) Rider of Greenwich, MA. He was born Dec. 3, 1761 in Providencetown, Barnstable Co., MA., husband of Sarah (Pratt) Rider. Benjamin served as a soldier in the American Revolutionary War from Massachusetts. This is my 4th great grandfather's memorial.
Rider, Aurelia B., died Mar. 24, 1872, aged 30 years; Leonard S., died Aug. 8, 1885, aged 49 years; Breckenridge, G. A., died Dec. 17, 1912, aged 82 years; Breckenridge, Clara L., wife of G.A. Breckenridge, died MAy 12, 1868, aged 36 years Four sided memorial, containing the above ingravings. Aurelia B., was the dau. of Peter H. & Malissa C. (Barrell) Covey, Aurelia B. (Covey) Rider was born Dec. 22, 1841; 1st wife of Leonard Samuel Rider. Leonard was son of Benjamin "Jr" Rider and his 2nd wife Chloe (Robinson) Rider. Benjamin"Jr" was the son of Dea. Benjamin & Sarah (Pratt) Rider. Leonard Samuel Rider was my 2nd great grandfather, but I descend from his 2nd wife. George A. Breckenridge born 1830, husband of Clara L. (Rider) Breckenridge. George was a veteran of the Civil War, wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. Clara L. (Rider) Breckenridge, wife of George, was born Mar.3, 1832, daughter of Benjamin, Jr., & Chloe (Robinson) Rider.
Rider, Benjamin, died 1787m aged 87yrs; Chloe, his wife, Oct. 11, 1797 - Mar. 25, 1886; Sarah, died April 16, 1839, aged 16 yrs; Benjamin D., died July 21, 1858, aged 33 years Benjamin Jr.was born March 28, 1791, died Jun. 1, 1878, husband of 1st Chloe (Warner) Stebbins Rider (widow of Flavel Stebbins); 2nd of Chloe (Robinson) Rider; son of Dea. Benjamin & Sarah (Pratt) Rider. My 4th great grandparents. Benjamin & 2nd Chloe were my 3rd great grandparents. Chloe (Robinson) Rider was daughter of Samuel Leonard & Keziah (Willis) Robinson. Sarah Rider was boirn Sep. 3, 1822, dau. of Benjamin Jr., & his 1st wife Chloe (Warner) Stebbins Rider. She has a separate memorial, but also listed on this four sided memorial. Benjamin D. Rider was born Nov. 19, 1825, husband of Mary A. (Hall) Rider; son of Benjamin Jr. & Chloe (Warner) Stebbins Rider.
Rider, Franklin N., born Oct. 6, 1841, died June 1, 1913,a ged 71 years; Selinda L., Aug. 5, 1850 - May 12, 1925 Franklin Newton Rider was son of Benjamin Jr., & Chloe (Robinson) Rider. Franklin was husband of Selinda L. (Burr) Clark Rider Walters; she was daughter of Calvin & Lydia (Hooper) Burr. Selinda Louise (Burr) Clark Rider Walters was married 1st to William Clark, 2nd to Franklin Newton Rider and 3rd to Mr. Walters.
Rider, Rev. Isaah, died Aug. 16, 1869, aged 26 years -My Husband- Rev. Isaah Rider was born May 9, 1833, husband of Eunice Caroline (Brewster) Rider; son of (Elder) Rufus & Diana (Hathaway) Rider. Rufus, son of Dea. Benjamin & Sarah (Pratt) Rider.

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