Knapp/Aldrich Cemetery in Northville  

Mary_Pont@excite.com              

TRANSCRIBED HEADSTONES PROJECT, July 1999

by  Mary Snyder- Pont    and     Don Snyder

   9 mile road (43000 address across the road)       Northville MI   
                    Most stones face west (->) unless otherwise noted   
                    * signifies trees   
                    barely eligible markings noted within [ ] and may not be correct.   
1. Duane Cook Co.C. 30 Mich Inf. (within a shield) Site marked with US flag.                        
2. J.C. Bruce Co. F. 24th Mich Inf. (within a shield) Site marked with US flag                        
"3. Charley M. son of E&R Thornton died Sept 23, 1862 age [8months & 17 days]"                        
    "scrioture below very faded - Last line reads ""and with Jesus (he?) will remain"                    
"4. Myron C. son of E&R Thornton died [Dec. 11, 1879] aged [18 years & 23 days.] Scripture too faded to read."                        
"5. George C. son of [?] & Anne Cronkite died [?] 12, 1862 age 2 years, 1month & 22 days. "                        
    scrioture below too faded                    
"6. Hattie A. daughter of JG & AE Cronkite died Mar 20, 1861 aged 11 months & 21 days."                        
"7. PARMENTER - Father William D. 1868-1937, Mother Alice M. 1869-1947"                        
    "newer looking granite stone, faces east."                    
8. Erwin C. ARTHUR 1876-1937                     (faces east)   
9. Borridell W. ARTHUR 1883-1942                     (faces east)                
10. SNYDER Bert S. 1881-1923 Clara B. 1885-1967      (faces east & tucked into treeline)            
11. PARMENTER - Lynus Parmenter B1808 D1882 Laura Parmenter B1808 D1889                                    
12. Aaron Parmenter Co. G 2nd Mich Inf. (within a shield) Site marked with US flag.                                    
13. PARMENTER - Benijah A 1842-1921 Anna F. his wife 1848-1927                                    
"13 footstones: a ""brother"" (faces west) b ""sister"" & c ""mother"" (face east)"                                    
"14 Florence Annah Harrington 1907-1930 infant son Herbert Hugh July 3,1928"                                     (small flat stone)
"15. Low rounded footstone. ""CROMWELL"" engraved over the top."                                    
16. Tall family spire - north face: Prophelia Clark 1809-1888                                    
        east face: Cromwell Clark 1799-1877                            
            CLARK across the bottom of the east face. South & west faces blank.                        
    "16a. Low rounded footstone. ""Prophelia"" engraved over the top"                                
    "16b. Narrow upright footstone, no markings."                                
17. Large marble monument. Only west face engraved:                                    
    "HEMAN HOLDREDGE Sen. Died Jan 23,1875 aged 75 years."                                
18. Large marble monument. Only west face engraved:                                    
    "DOROTHY wife of H. HOLDRIDGE. Died Apr. 26, 1880 aged 88 years"                            
        note 2 different spellings of last name.                        
"19. HULDAH wife of Samuel Blanchard died Oct 10, 1859 age 29 years 7 months & 2 days."                                
    Blessed are the pure in heart.                            
"20. Broken stone. First name ended with DIA. Wife of Caleb Sprague died Feb 15,1864 aged 65 yrs, 6 m & 8 d"                                
"21. CALEB SPRAGUE died Feb 25, 1859, 68yrs, 5m 12d"                                
"22. In memory of ISABELL J. ALDRICH [who fell alseep in Jesus] July 6,1884 aged 74yrs 6m 19d"                                
"23. In memory of JESSE ALDRICH who fell alseep in jesus Sept 10, 1865 age 60 years 5m 5d"                                
"24. BENAJAH ALDRICH died Dec 24, 1851 age 64 years."                                
"25. PHILA wife of Thomas Porter died Mar 18, 1876 age 88yrs & 2 m"                                
"26 NETTIE daughter of [CD & PM] Hamilton died Jan 28, 1868 aged 8m and 10 d"                                
"27. Charles D. Hamilton 1835-1910, Phila M his wife 1840-1921"         (faces east)
28. Blanche M. [adopted daughter of AE & L Parmenter] died Dec 22 1877 aged [2yrs & 7 days]                                
"29. HEMAN HOLDREDGE died Apr8, 1872 aged 39yrs 3m & 19 d.(footstones of HH & DH directly in front)"                                
"30. Our Darling Boy. CLARENCE D. Son of H & E Holdredge died Feb 19, 1872 aged 4 years & 7 months. (faint inscription below: 'Bird of ____ ____ ____ gem. Gone to _____ _____ Our Savior's diadem.)"                                
"31. Elizabeth S. Palmer wife of George Shain Sept 23, 1838 April 10, 1908"                                
"32. HULDAH M. Wife of A. Aldrich died Apr 27, 1873 age 62yrs. (Scripture too faded to read.)"                            
"33. WILLIS ALDRICH died Feb 1 1859 31 yra 1m & 10 d. (lower right corner of stone shows 'by A Barber, Pontiac)"                            
34. H.H. PARMENTER Co. C 30th Mich Inf. (within shield). Site marked with US flag.                            
35. William F. son of [? & E Van Dyne] died Mar 7 [1831] one more line too faded to read.                            
"36. Double book-shaped stone, very faded."                     Lovida         Angelide
                    "born Apr 10, 1843"        "born Feb 13, 1835"
                    "died July 3, 1845"        "died Jun 4, 1837"
                           
37. SARAH wife of SAVIEL ALDRICH died 41 yrs of age in 1855.                            
"38. JUDITH W. SPRAGUE born 10th of 12th mo 1821. Age 23 yrs, 2 mo, 1 day died 11th of 2nd mo, 1845"                            
"39. SAVIEL ALDRICH died 2nd day of 2nd mo, 1866 Aged 25 yrs, 5m, 18 days."                            
"40. Joseph Vaughn died Jan 7, 1867 aged 76 yrs, 8m & 2 days. (Script too faded to read.)"                            
41. A.L. VAN DYN Co. C 30th Mich Inf. (within a shield) Site marked with US flag                            
"42. Stone cracked and repaired, difficult to read."                            
    "ELIZA ANN daughter of [? Hamilman] Apr 9, [1822] aged [9 years, 5 months]"                        
43. Small granite stone. No markings.                            
"44. Sally Ann daughter of [Isa & JA] Vandyne diedApr 18, 1851 aged 11 yrs & 4 months (flag)"       
"45. Badly broken and worn, old marble lying flat ""ELIZABETH"""       
    "newer stone lying flat: Elizabeth, Relic of Peter Van Duyn. 3/6/1785-5/18/1872"   
46. Badly broken and worn. Illedgible.       
"47. ABRAHAM VANDYNE died Jan 31, 1884 [aged 73 yrs]"        
48    "no grave, my mistake"   
"49. KNAPP, Henry 44yrs 1836/07/23"       
"50 KNAPP, Rhoda, his wife, 65yrs 1858/02/27"        
"51. Large family stone. West face: KNAPP, Aldrich 1816/05/10-1891/10/05 and Harriet, his wife 1819/07/23-1899/09/10"       
    "East face: Almon H KNAPP Feb 17, 1856-Apr20,1857"    
        "Thomas Elwood KNAPP July29,1841- No date inscribed."
"52. NOYES, GILBERT 1884/?/12"       
"53. NOYES, CLARRISA A. 27 yrs 1880/05/18"        
"54. Draper, Wm Co. E 9th Mich Inf. (shield and flag)"        
55. [RUTHRUM] Maria. Dates too faded.       
56. Emily C.K. wife of Norman Bement 33 yrs 1855/07/09        
"57. KNAPP, Peter 85 yrs 1880/12/06 Hannah 82 yrs 1875/11/01"
"58. KNAPP, Horace A. 69yrs. 9 mo. 1886/01/28"
"59. KNAPP, William 36 years 1848/09/02"
"60. Melinda A wife of C R KNAPP born Mar 4, 1815 died May 28, 1838"
"61. Mariah KNAPP died Oct 11, 1837 age 37 yrs 9 m 28 d"
"62 Catherine wife of Jonah KNAPP died June 2, 1853 77 yrs"
"63 Jonah KNAPP died Apr 18, 1841 71 yrs 2 m 20 d"
"64 Howard L. Hills jan 15 1861- July 18, 1937"
"65. Broken in 2 pieces: Almira H. Sanford wife of [George] E. Hills Aug 20, 1878 age 47y7m17d"
"66. George B Dennis died Oct 5, 1865 74 yrs [faded scripture]"
"67. Broken: Abilgail wife of George B Dennis, b Nov23/1797 d [Jun/Jan] 24 1864"
68. Fallen: Charles B. Dennis b Aug 8/1822 d May 16/1863. Heaven is my home.


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