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Charleston Cemetery
aka Bank Street Cemetery

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Black River Twp.
Lorain 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 separate 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 latin term Æ or æ, 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~

These tombstone transcriptions & soon to be, accompanying photos have been generously donated by Diane (Wargo) Medina, on 13 Mar., 2007.
40 Known Burials in the Charleston [Bank Street] Cemetery - Lorain, Ohio. Discovered, recorded 1985-2006, and submitted by Diane Wargo Medina.
The most recent update to this page was made on 17 May, 2008.

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Baldwin, Daniel T. , Died Jan. 25, 1848, AE 56 yrs [his wife Sophia Reid, b. 1801, dau. of John S. Reid]
[Baldwin], John R., Son of DT & S Baldwin, ... [the rest of the stone is missing - born about 1822?]
[Baldwin], Glover C., Died Aug. 12, 1833, AE 9y 5m _d ) 3 children all on 1 stone
[Baldwin], Henry C., Died _____ 18_9 [could be 1839], AE 4m 27d, "Our Children,
Ann P. [Baldwin] / Died Nov. 12, 1833 / AE 4m 23d ) DT & S Baldwin"
Baldwin, Charles C., Died Oct. 21, 1850, AE 24y 8m 16d; ) Henry C. Baldwin* / Drowned in Propeller ship, "Henry Clay" Oct. 24, ___ / AE 22y 2 names on the same stone
[Barrett], Lucy, Wife of Reuben Barret, Died M__ 7, 1849, AE 26 y'rs [maiden name - Newell?]
Seneca Benjamin / Died Apr. 24, 1852 / AE 47yrs 6mos [1850 census - grocer/merchant, b. in New York]
Joseph W. [Benjamin] / Son of Seneca & Clarrissa Benjamin / Died May 12, 1850 / AE 2yrs 7mos
Ann Childs / Born Mar. 31, 1780 / Died Oct. 15, 1848
Enos [Cozzens] / Son of L & A Cozzens / Died Mar. 30, 1847 / AE 2yrs 3m [Enos H. Cozzens, 1844-1847]
[Almira Hero Cozzens?] ______ / [Died] __ 28, 1852 / AE 30yrs 5 mos [no name - mother of Enos H.]
Nathan Cummings / Died Nov. 22, 1867 / Aged 50 yrs.
John C. [Gill?] / Died Apr. 26, 1850, AE 2y 7m ) 2 boys buried with 1 stone; Mr. & Mrs. Harlan Erwin L. [Gill?] / Died Nov. 23, 1848 / AE 2y 28d ) Wilcox said they're children of G. S. Gill
Michael F. [Gruer?] / Gestorben 10 Nov. 1865 [surname according to Mr. & Mrs. Harlan Wilcox]
Barna M. [Kline]** / Son of G.M. & P.A. Kline / Died July 23, 1842 / Aged 8 mos. 17ds.
G. P. Lamb / Died Nov. 17, 1879 [1870] / Aged 63 yr's 10ms 13ds [Graham Patterson Lamb, a sailor, whose wife's name was Algena (buried there, too?) - they were from New York]
George Matson / Died Nov. 24, 1841 / Aged 42yrs 4mos / "We cherish the memory of thy virtue" / [back of stone reads] "Our Father" [son of David & Lois Sill Matson]
Barna Meeker / Died May 17, 1841 / Aged 41yrs 1m 27ds [son of Steven & Polly Platt Meeker]
Marion V. [Meeker] / Daughter of Barna & Ann Meeker / Died Dec. 22, 1850 / AE 14y 9m 10d
Clarissa [Porter] / Wife of Nathaniel Porter / Died Dec. 8, 1855 / Aged 46 Yrs. [born Clarissa Kneeland]
Mary [Rice] / Wife of Daniel Rice / Died Dec. 19, 1847 / AE 21y 7m 19d [born Mary Smith]
Wm. M. Root / Died May 25, 1841 / Aged 41 y's 9 d's [William Mark Root, 1800-1841]
Lucinda Root / Wife of Wm. Root / Died Sept. 24, 1840 / Aged 38yrs 3ms 4ds [born Lucinda Bronson?]
Lucinda [Root] / Died Oct. 14, 1840 / Aged 20 ds ) "Children of George [Root] Died July 20, 1838 / 1yr 8ms 16ds ) Wm. & Lucinda Root"
[Edwin H. Root?] _____ Hect [Hart?] ___________ [their son Edwin Hart Root died June 20, 1838]
Augustus Silverthorne / Co. F 128th Ohio Infantry [ca 1832-1870, served in Civil War]
Jonathon P. [Sinnott] / Died Feb. __ / AE 34y / two weeping willow trees with the name Sinnott
James O. Sinnott / Died Dec. 31, 1864 / Aged 41yrs 4mos 15ds
G. M. Sinnott / Daughter of Patrick & Agnes Sinnott / Died Nov __ 1845 / Aged 19 yrs [inscription on her broken stone includes the words substitute, hath, and joys - maybe a New Testament Bible verse?]
Elizabeth [Smith] / Daughter of L & HC Smith / Died Apr. 28, 1858 / 18 yrs
Philinda R. [Strong] / Wife of Schuyler Strong / Died Nov. 2nd, 1844 / aged 27 yeares 1 month & 19 days
/ "In this retired and lonely place, my sister is at rest. Her spirit's gone to Him who gave to dwell among the blest." / Underhill & Dunton, Elyria [Philinda Richmond, 1816-1844, born in Ashland, N.Y.]
Augusta Tillack / Wife of Wm. Tillack / Died Sept. 1, 185_ / Aged 49 y. [Auguste Gohlke, 1809-1858, wife of Wilhelm F. "William" Tillack, 1815-1883, native of Prussia - one of the first burials in Elmwood]
Alvin Walker / Father of Augustus Walker, Mariner [could be Alvin, 1776-1856; but he d. in Oneida, N.Y.]
Alice Watkins / Dau. of Wm. & Sarah Watkins / Born May 28, 1868 / Died Dec. 14, 1880
Rebecca S. [Welles] / Wife of Wm. W. Welles / Died Feb. 15, 184__ / AE 21y 6m [b. Rebecca C. Barnes] _____________ / [Died?] 1852 / 6 mos [name missing]
* Henry Clay Baldwin drowned in Lake Erie 24 Oct 1851 off Long Point, Ontario, when the propeller ship "Henry Clay" (sailing Detroit to Buffalo) was wrecked in a severe gale, killing 16 - his body was never recovered. ** Barna M. Kline was a grandson of Barna Meeke

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