Old Bristol Pioneer Cemetery

Bristol Twp.
Trumbull 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 latin term , this is just a term that generally replaces the work "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.
I received an email on 28 Jan., 2010, containing several updates for individuals. "I have some additional information for your listings on this page. I thought you might want to consider adding this info for future genealogists.
Jerri McCoy
3rd great granddaughter of Stephen and Mercy (Hillman) Osborn
2nd great granddaughter of Mansfield Osborn"
  Wish to thank Jerri McCoy for her kindness in sharing this additional genealogy, it will be noted with double astricks within brackets [** ].

These tombstone photos have been generously donated by Sheila Garland, Nov 24, 2004.
This cemetery is located on the northside of Route 88, just east of State Route 45, Bristolville, Ohio.
The most recent update to this page made on 28 Jan. 2010.


Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Honor Roll
Erected to those buried in Bristol Township whose service assured of Nation's Independence 1775-1783.
Gasper Cline, Elias Daily, Jacob Hamman, John Morley, Joseph Talcott, William Wilson
1. Wilson, William, PVT Col. Irvines 6th Regt. Rev. WAR 1752 - 1824 He was born County Antrim, Ireland, died 27 Mar. 1824, Bristol, Ohio. He married Jane Martin.
2. Morley, John, PVT, Col. Wylls Conn. Regt, Rev. War, Oct. 1753 - May 1827 Born 25 Oct. 1753 Ct., married Sally Fisher on 21 Dec. 1790 in Greenfield, Mass.
3. Dailey, Elias, PVT, Col. Hands Pa. Regt., Rev. War, Mar. 22, 1749 - Mar. 16, 1820
4. Metcam, Nancy M., wife of Cyrus L. Metcam, died May 9, 1862, aged 37yr 8mo 8d
5. Chaffee, Theodogia Fletcher, wife of Eld. Jose Chaffee, died Sep. 14, 187? Death years looks like it might be 1874.
6. Chaffee, Eld. Jose, died Sept. 3, 1869
7. Unknown, Norman E. footstone, Unknown surname
8. Case, Iantha, died May 1, 1874, In her 53 yr
9. Norton, Lydia, wife of David Norton
10. Peters, Albert A., June 19, 1873, aged 21 years 10 mos & 10 ds
11. Barton, Heman B., son of Theodore & Nancy Barton, died Aug. 5, 1840 Æ 1 yr 4mo
12. Kibbee, Charles J., died Apr. 10, 1858, aged 36 yr's 7 mo's & 13 d's
13. Unknown, Esther, wife of __, died Feb. 27, 1854, aged 88 yrs Click here to view upper fragment of this stone. Surname could be Kibbee, but turf is hiding part of it.
14. Unknown, In memory of___ Unknown burial
15. Rose, William M., son of Ira & Betsey Rose, died Dec. 16, 18(32) William, son of Ira & Elizabeth Morley Barnes Rose. He was born 23 Jan. 1829 in Bristol.
16. Rose, Lewis W., son of Ira & Betsey Rose, died Dec. 16, 1832, age 15 m's Lewis was born 12 Sep. 1831, in Bristol.
17. Rose, Samuel, son of Ira & Julia Rose, died Nov. 3, 1832, age 17 yrs
18. Fenton, Mary
19. Fenton, Abraham, died June 30, 18130, aged 46 yrs
20. Fenton, Daniel, died May 20, 1828, aged 20 yrs
21. Fenton, Aaron, died Sep. 3, 1820, aged 38 yrs
22. Fenton, Eleanor, wifeof Aaron Fenton, died Aug. 10, 1838, aged 48 yrs Eleanor (Dally) Fenton married Aaron Fenton on 19 Nov. 1808, Trumbull Co., Ohio.
23. White, Martha M., dau. of Samuel & Mary Ann White, died Apr. 6, 1849,a ge 1yr
24. White, Mary Ann, wife of Samuel White, died Feb. 1851 Turf line covering part of death date.
25. Fenton, Alvira M., daughter of __ & __, Fenton, died Aug. 18, 1849, aged 2yrs
26. Unknown, In memory of Mercy, wife of ??, who died Oct. 15th 1831 aged 25years [** She is Mercy Hawks (Hillman) Osborn, the first wife of Stephen Osborn. On an earlier transcription of this cemetery....when the stones were easier to read....she is listed as: Osborn, Mercy (Hillman), wife of Stephen, Oct. 15, 1834, ae 25y. According to Gill, MA Vital Records, Mercy was born 22 May 1809 at Gill, Hampshire Co, MA, daughter of Shubael and Lydia (Mayhew) Hillman. She married Stephen Osborn in Trumbull Co, OH, on 19 July 1827. (Early Trumbull Co Marriage Records)]
27. Osborn, Amanda, wife of Stephen Osborn, died Oct. 29, 1855, agd 59 y's Amanda (Hillman) Osborn was born abt. 1798, in New haven, Ct., married 5 July, 1835. [**After Mercy's death, Stephen married her sister, Amanda Hillman. Amanda Hillman was born 7 Aug 1796 at Gill, Hampshire Co, MA. Amanda and Stephen were married in Trumbull Co, OH, on the date you have. (From the same two sources.)]
28. Osborn, Constant M., son of Stephen & Amanda Osborn He was born 13 Nov., 1838, in Bristol & died 18 Apr. 1853.
29. Osborn, Stephen, died Mar. 18, 1884; Mary M., daughter of Stephen & Amanda, died Aug. 22, 1893 Mary Osborn born May 2, 1837. [** Stephen Osborn was born 20 Nov. 1797 at Colebrook, Litchfield Co, CT, son of Joshua and Diana (Warner) Osborn. (Joshua Osborn was a Revolutionary War Soldier. He and Diana are buried in the Center Cemetery in Southington, Trumbull Co, OH) ]
30. Osborn, Mercy ...Amanda...Wives of Stephen Osborn Mercy Hawks Hillman M. 19 July 1827, Trumbull, see #27. [** The wives of Stephen Osborn. There is a third name at the bottom of that stone....his 3rd wife, Rebecca. Stephen was her 2nd husband, her first husband being Elijah Difford. Rebecca and Stephen were married in Trumbull Co. on 16 Dec. 1858. According to the earlier transcription of this cemetery, Rebecca is listed as: Osborn, Rebecca, 3rd wife of Stephen, Jan 23, 1870, ae 66y 1m
Interestingly, Rebecca has her name on another gravestone in the Brownwood Cemetery in North Bloomfield, with her Difford family. Rebecca was born in 1803 in England. I do not know her maiden name.]
31. Osborn, William, died Sept. 10, 1841, aged 3mop 15ds; Constant, died Apr. 18, 1853, aged ?4 years (14yrs), 5mo 5ds
32. Osborn, Mansfield, died Mar. 7, 1872, aged... Stone difficult to read. [**#32 Osborn, Mansfield died May. 6, 1872 in Elmwood, Cass Co, Nebraska, at age 43. He was the oldest son of Stephen Osborn and Mercy Hawks Hillman, born 25 Oct 1828 at Southington, Trumbull Co, OH. He was a veteran of the Civil War. The stone in this cemetery is a memorial stone. (I don't know why they erected these memorial stones, but they seem to have done so.) Click here for a second clearer view of his tombstone, provided by Jerri McCoy. Mansfield Osborn is actually buried in the Elmwood Cemetery in Elmwood, Nebraska.]
33. Unknown, Sarah
34. Unknown, ...aged 55y ? mos.. Broken fragment
35. Unknown Stone worn, not able to read.
36. Fansler, John, died Aug. 15, 1844, age 72 yrs Parents Dietrich & Elizabeth Margaret (Lost) Fansler. He was born 19 Feb. 1771, married Anna Margaret Hamman abt. 1796 VA.
37. Lyman, Phebe, wife of Martin Lyman, died Sep. 30, 1862, aged 37ys 3[or 9] m & 26d Phebe Commus, married Martin 20 Oct. 1855, Trumbull Co., OH.
38. Unknown, Mary, died Nov. 18, 1844, aged 23y 4mo & 16 days
39. Moore, Hannah, wife of Emmor Moore, departed this life Sep. 17, 1832, in the 73 yr of her age. Hannah was born 1759, New Garden, Chester Co., PA, died in Bristolville. Parents are Nayle Woodrow & Lydia Brinton.
40. Moore, Emmor, departed this life Nov. 7, 1810, in the 50th yr of his age He was born 7 March 1761 in Goshen, PA. He is son of Nathaniel & Hannah (Hunt) Moore. He married Hannah Woodward abt. 1781, Chester, PA.
41. Hillman, Juliana C., daughter of Chester & L. Hillman, died June 5, 1810
42. Hillman, Mavereta, daughter of ? Hillman, died July ? 184_, aged ? yrs & 10mo Difficult to read.
43. Hilman, In memory of Shubal, who died Nov. 13, 1823 He was born 1765, Gill, MASS. He was the son of John & Hannah Hillman. {sorry, no image}
44. Hillman, Laura, wife of Chester Hillman, died Sep. 13, 1854, age 55 yrs Laura Ballard was born abt. 1786 in Gill, Mass., she was the daughter of Jeremiah & Phebe (Carrier) Ballard. She married Chester Hillman on 9 Sep. 1815.
45. Crozier, George H., died in the service of his country at Camp Chase, Dec. 27, 1862, 170th Ohio INF, 6th Calvary, aged 41yrs 26ds, Co. D, OVI
46. Crozier, Mary J., wife of George Crozier, died Feb. 10, 1852, Æ 30yrs 4m & 8d
47. Unknown, William B. & Clarissa Surname and dates not readable
48. Unknown, John W., died Sept. 12, 1853, aged ...
49. Miller, Nancy E., wife of John R. Miller, died Sept. 9, 1853, aged 25y 11mo 15d
50. Keyes, Sacred to the memory of Tirzah, wife of Ashley Keyes... Stone difficult to read..Tirzah (Baker) was born 17 June, 1777, Brattleboro, VT. She died June 1838.
51. Jones, Sacred to the memory of Clarissa, wife of William S. Jones & Daughter of Abby & Tirzah who died Jan. 31, 1837 Clarissa Keyes married 22 Sept. 1836, in Trumbull Co., OH, She was born 14 June in VT, died 31 Jan. 1837.
52. Keyes, Sacred to the memory of Ashley, born 29 Nov. 1765, Shrewsbury, Mass., died 27 Jan. 1853 Greenville. Parents are either Elisha or Ashley, Sr. & Catherine (Baker) Keyes.
53. Keyes, Sacred to the memory of Abigail S., wife of Benj. L. Keyes and daughter of Moses & Clarissa Hescock, who died June 5 th AD, 1838, aged 21years
54. Keyes, Sacred to the memory of Addison, infant son of Benj. & A.S. Keyes, who died July 6th AD 1838, aged 6mo & _ days
55. Cotter, Harriet, wife of Hollis Cotter, born May 20, 1785, died _ 27?, 1827, aged 43 yrs 5mo & 7 days Very difficult to be sure of dates
56. Shively, Frederick, son of Jacob & Elizabeth Shively, died Dec. 31, 1850, aged 16 yrs _m & 10d
57. Unknown, [not readable]
58. Shively, Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Shively, died Dec. 2, 1863, aged 56 years
59. Chapin, Jonathan E., died Aug. 22, 1860, aged 65ys 4ms 23ds [footstone with LAC, leaning against headstone]
60. Unknown,
61. Unknown, In memory of Arthur W., Adopted son of Charles & __, __, died Feb. 27, __, aged 6 years
62. Hescock, Moses, died Sep. 17, 1864, aged 75yr, 4mos & 7days [He was born 28 July 1765, Hopkinton, Mass., parents were Samuel & Sarah Hescock]
63. Hescock, Clarrissa, wife of Moses Hescock, died Oct. 8th, 1865, aged 72yrs, 5mos & 8days
64. Hescock, Amos A., son of Moses and Clarissa Hescock, died Aug. 5, 1844, aged 17yr
65. Hescock, Hellena H., wife of William S. Joanes, died Aug. 29, 1849, aged 29yrs
66. Unknown, A tribute to our little brother, Willie, died _, Æ 3 years & 4mo
67. Unknown,
68. Walkley, Jonathan, died _, 10, 1828 [War Veteran]
69. Unknown,
70. Unknown,
71. McGlathery, Henry, died Apr. 12, 1849, age 84yrs
72. Unknown, In memory of Anna, ... [not readable]
73. Davis, Dea. Lewellin A., died June 21, 1861, aged 64yrs 4m [born about 1796, Bristolville, Ohio]
74. Davis, Mary L., wife of L.A. Davis [Mary Chamberlain, married abt. 1821, Bristolville, born about 1800, Bristolville, OH]
75. Davis, Maryett, dau. of L.A. & _ Davis, died Sep. 28, 1849, aged 21yrs 10mos _ds
76. Davis, Cordelia J., dau. of L.A. & Mary L. Davis, died May 26, 18__, aged 3yrs 3mos & 22ds
77. Thompson, Rhoda A....died March 10, 1850, aged 4yrs 11ms
78. Unknown, Lovina [sorry, not readable from photo]
79. Hescock, Lucy, wife of PR Hescock, died Jan. 15, 1842, aged 50 yrs [b. 14 may 1793, Gill, Mass., parents Dimmock & Ruth (Weston) Morley]
80. Hescock, Peres R., died Oct. 11, 1845, age 32yrs
81. S[mith/wank??], Ambrose [surname difficult to read]
82. Sage, James
83. Mahony, William, Company C, 19thOhio Infantry
84. Mahany, John, died Jan. 14, 1855 in his 55 year [note spelling varient of surname]
85. Ramshell, Sarah, wife of Gideon Ramshell, died Oct. 13, 1862, aged 77yrs 9ms 10ds
86.Ramshell, Gideon, died Mar. 19, 1860, aged 77ys 10m, _ds
87. Ramshell, Eunice, dau. of G. & S. Ramshell
88. Unknown
89. Ramshell, Franklin, died Mar. 13, 1860, aged 35yrs 10mo & 13ds
90. Ramshell, Chandler L., son of _ & Phebe Ramshell, died Jan. 30, 1851, Æ 3yrs
91. Spittler, Caroline M., wife of Abraham Spittler, died Jan. 4, 1852 [Abraham Spittler, born 21 Aug. 1812, Shenandoah, VA, died 31 Mar. 1873, Michigan. His parents: John & Mary Catherine (Barb) Spittler. Abraham married Caroline M. Blake on 26 Feb., 1846, Trumbull Co.,OH.]
92. Spittler, Lodema, dau. of _? Spittler
93. Barb, In memory of Julia Ann, wife of David Barb, who died Apr. 8, 1847, aged 21 yrs [David Barb, born 25 May 1823 Bristol, died 19 Dec. 1879, Rochester, IL. Parents, John & Mary (Sager) Barb, married Juliann Parish, 24 may 1843, Trumbull, Co., OH. Juliann born abt. 1822 in Trumbull Co., OH.]
94. Parish, John, died Apr. 19, 1843, aged 64yrs [War Veteran]
95. Thomas, Solomon, Apr. 27, 1827 - May 18, 1900
96. Thomas, Mary E., dau. of S. & S. Thomas, died Aug. 24, 1831, aged 3yrs [Mary's parents, Solomon Thomas married Susannah Brickley on 13 May 1850 at Bristol]
97. McBride, In memory of Chapman C., son of Wm & Rachel McBride, died Apr. 29, 1843 [mother: Rachel Kagen]
98. McBride, In memory of William H., son of Wm. & Rachel McBride, died Jan. 18, 1841 also an infant son aged 7 days [Wm. H. was born Jun 1840, Bristol] [The infant brother (son of Wm & Rachel) was born 14 Dec. 1841, died 21 Dec. 1841]
99. Unknown, Gideon, died Oct. 15, __, aged 26yrs 2mo & 7days

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