Old Belding (Free Methodist) Cemetery

     The Old Belding Cemetery - also called the Free Methodist Cemetery is in Ionia County, the city of Belding. These grave stones were copied by Mrs. Ralph Dean (Hazel) and Mrs. Eston Bates (Leota) of Belding in Aug of 1963. Many of the stones are broken and many inscription are not readable. Originally, the cemetery belonged to a Mr. William Wilson, and Mr. Wilsonís first wife is buried here. When he remarried and decided to return to New York to live, the cemetery was given to the church.  
      The earliest burials were in the early 1800ís.
 
NAME BIRTH  DEATH  AGE COMMENTS
________,    03-25-1915 2 1/2 yrs  
________, ?    11-20-1882 1 yr  
________, Eugene  1926  1927    
________, Eva May        
________, Freddie  1890  1891    
________, Hazel    04-15-188- 18 yrs  
________, Infant        
________, Phebe L.        
Alger, William    9-6-1870    
Andrews, Nathan  1880?     father
Arbis, Eliger    7-9-1907   father
Arbis, Elizabeth    12-29-1905   wife of Eliger
Barclay    3-8-1886   wife of W. H.
Barclay, Emma  1852  1882   wife of Wm
Barclay, Jane    9-23-1916   wife of Jos.
Barclay, Joseph    9-2-1897    
Barclay, Mary J.  1862  1946    
Barclay, William D.    4-?-1855 52 yrs  
Barclay, William E.  1851  1917    
Barlow, Lucy    9-1-18?8 67 yrs wife of George
Beardsly, Fayette  1830  1904    
Beckwith, (see Locke, Florence)        
Beebe, Christler    2-26-1889 56 yr-8 mo-4 da.  
Beemer        
Benton, Frank    09-02-1881 9 mo son of G & M
Benton, George  1834  1918   father
Benton, George       Corp. Co B 25th Mich Inf - mustered out 6/24/1865
Benton, H  1865  1946    
Benton, Martha  1842  1928   Mother
Blodgett, Francis A.  1865  1920   mother
Blodgett, Harrison L.  1851  1899   father
Blystone, Anna M. (Walker)  2-15-1875  8-30-1963    
Blystone, Clyde, L.  1876  1954    
Blystone, Flora  1868  1947    
Blystone, Fremont  1862  1932    
Blystone, G. N. B.       small stone
Blystone, G. Newton    5-18-1889    
Blystone, Lloyd Lila       small stone
Blystone, Melvine  1839  1892   wife of G.N.
Boardman, Mary F.  1846  1925    
Boarman        
Bodine, Clara Mae  1885  1913   wife of G.W.
Bostwick, Laura  1849  1925    
Bradish    04-01-1861 39 yr-9 mo-16 da wife of Wm. G.
Brecker, M.        
Bricker,       No stone GAR marker
Bricker, Charles 10-19-1878 6-25-1879    
Bricker, Delbert  07-03-1864  12-21-1921    
Bricker, Jeremiah  07-27-1830  08-26-1897    
Bricker, Lucinda  12-03-1830  08-05-1891   wife of Jerimi
Bricker, Marks  03-18-1867  02-23-1874 6 yrs son of J. L.
Bricker, Martha A  12-02-1856  11-12-1887   wife of W.F.
Bricker, William 10-19-1878 7-11-1879    
Briggs, 4-13-1898  08-3-1899   dau of GR & FE
Briggs, G. R.       GAR marker
Broadhead, Charles W.  1862  1920    
Broadhead, Hazel B.  1901  1932    
Brown, Carlton  1912  1913    
Brown, Clara  03-19-1864  10-18-1928   wife of Syl.
Brown, Emma L.  11-27-1858  03-31-1889   wife of S.D.
Brown, Ida  08-13-1893  12-13-1893 4 mos dau of SD&CH
Brown, Irpha Amelia  1847  1931   mother
Brown, Sylvanus D.  05-01-1856  12-12-1923    
Buell        
Bull, Cornelia    11-07-1885 84 yr-4 mos-12 da Wife of Peter
Bull, Peter    10-19-1864 54 yr-6 mos-17 da  
Burke, (see Frances, Horton)        
Burr, George       son of J.W. &
Bush, Eldoras L.  1841  1945    
Bush, Mayrilla, M. Rose  1847  1929    
Calkins, Divine 11-3-1851 6-24-1908    
Calkins, Jerome    06-24-1908 57 yrs  
Calkins, Samantha W. 8-24-1823  01-31-1887 64 yrs wife of Jerome
Canfield, Eugene 1859  02-01-1892 32 yrs-7 mos-25 da  
Carling, Charles F. 1877 1968    
Carpenter, William    07-22-1877 44 yrs-1 mo-2 da  
Cartridge, Bill  10-16-1875  02-23-1905   father of J &
Cartridge, Diana  1856  19--    
Cartridge, John  1848-1932      
Cathorn, Isabel  1852  1939    
Cathorn, Martin V.  1840  1904    
Chase, Sarah J.  1843  1924   mother
Choate, Hiram 4-23-1827      
Choate, Margaret  03-12-1827  08-10-1890   wife of Hiram
Claflin, Burr  07-22-1888  02-16-1908   son of Charles
Claflin, Charles  1850  1918    
Claflin, Daisey M  01-14-1880  11-27-1901   Dau of C & S
Claflin, Sarah  1856  1936    
Clark, Arthur Jacob 1912 2003   husband of Patricia L.
Cobb, Carrie May    04-22-1893 2 yr-6 mo-21 da dau of John &
Cobb, Hattie    08-11-1886 29 yr 2m 16d wife of Silas E
Cobb, Silas E.  1857  1925    
Collins, Moses    08-09-1872    
Collins, Moses    03-12-1851 46 yr-1 mo-12 da  
Cooper, Anna Dell    11-17-1871 - yr-9 mo-24 da Dau of P&C Cooper
Cooper, Catherine Wiggins  1815  1894    
Cooper, Peter    01-21-1854 59 yr-5 mo-24 da  
Cribb        
Cribb, Margaret  1907  1907   dau of SF & AG
Crooks, William K.    09-19-1886 81 yr-4 mo-12 da  
Culver, Charles H.       Co K 8th NY Cav
Curtis, Juliann A.  07-21-1821   1 yr or mo.-5 da Dau of Jean L.
Daken, Wilson    11-30-1882 66 yr-1 lmo-16 da  
Darling, Bertha  1873  1938    
Darling, Dimmie 1887 1981    
Darling, William L. 1884 1975    
Davis, Grace  1880  1901    
Davis, Ruth  1853  1936    
Dewey, Elizabeth  06-09-1826  05-10-1900    
Dewey, Eva N.    12-18-1941    
Dewey, Harlow H.  1857  1937    
Dewey, Isabell E.  1854  1908   mother
Dill, Benjamin F.       Co. E Del.Cav - broken stone
Divine, Elizabeth  1-09-1826  5-10-1900    
Divine, Eva, N. 5-16-1864  12-13-1941    
Divine, George, E.  03-11-1868  07-30-1898    
Divine, Westbrook  08-04-1822  09-10-1888    
Drake, Charles E.    04-25-1899 41 y-1 mo-7 da GAR marker-Engineers [Soldier file says Chase E.]
Drake, Inez L.    09-02-1873 4 mos dau of G & H
Driese, H. E.    11-12-1911  63 yrs  
Driese, H. E.    11-20-1886  42 yr-5 mo. 16 da  
Driese, Margaret    11-12-1911    
E.Carpenter       mother and child
Earle, Charles    06-03-??   child of ___
Earle, William D.    06-11-??   child of ?
Eckert, Nettie V.  1861  1914   stone broken
Eggleston, Robert    07-16-1881 28 yrs son of M. & C.
Ell________  1879  19--    
Ernest, Charles E.  06-25-1878  1879    
Ernest, William Earlie  07-11-1879  07-17-1878   child of W & M Brecker
Evans, Arthur J.  1848  1916   father
Evans, Edith H.  1852  1897    
Farthing, M. E.  1856  1937    
Farthing, W. M.  1849  1895    
Fisher, Alton  1892  1956    
Fisher, Amelia G.  04-13-1836  01-26-1903   wife of Daniel
Fisher, Daniel  12-09-1828  03-18-1889    
Fisher, Matilda  1859  1935    
Fisher, William H.  1883  1958    
Francis, Phebe L.   9-15-1881   infant of E.L. & F.A.
Francisco, Larania  1841  1931    
Francisco, Warren A.  1835  1905    
Fuller, Margaret  02-20-1836  03-30-1895    
Gilbert, Margaret Cobb 1850 1944    
Gilbert, Mary E.  1883  1949    
Gilbert, Peter O.  1882  1932    
Gildemeister, Anna Mary       wife of Charles
Gildemeister, Charles F.    06-02-1891 39 yr-5 mo-9 da  
Gilmore, Henry  1854  1910    
Gleason, Rodney H.  1852  1916    
Gleason, Rose  1882  1915   wife of Roy
Gleason, Roy A.  1880  1913    
Goodwin, Edwin Guy  1885  1889    
Goodwin, Philip Louraine  1891  1892    
Gravelle, Amma L.  06-27-1822  04-12-1895   wife of A. M.
Green, Baby  1894      
Green, Elizabeth  1855  1925    
Green, Hiraim    11-12-1859 40 yr-11-mo-27 da  
Green, Maria D.    April 1860 16 yrs  
Haney, Jessie    10-16-1861 2 wks-3 da child of Pat and Julia Ann
Haney, John Sr.    02-02-1882 80 yr father
Haney, Robert    03-19-1864 5 yr child of Pat and Julia Ann
Hanks, Robert F.       GAR marker - Co F 1st Wisc Cav
Hansen, _essie  1890  1908   wife of C.
Harlan, Frank J.  1861  1923    
Harlan, Pearl  7-14-1876  10-12-1900    
Harlan, Raymond F 12-14-1910 1-29-1970    
Harlan, Van C.  6-3-1900 11-3-1900    
Hay, H. W.       Co. D. 10 Mich Cav
Hayward, Emily M.  1844  1927    
Hazel, Helen Thompson  1893  1922    
Hendricks,       baby; with Charles
Hendricks, Charles E.  1867  1885   father-son of E & M
Hendricks, E.  1813  1893   mother
Hendricks, George W.  02-11-1843  03-09-1888    
Hendricks, Mary  1825  1892   wife of E.
Hendricks, Phebe E.  03-14-1842  06-19-1916    
Hill, Mary  1879  1926    
Horton, Francis  11-17-1862  02-14-1892   beloved wife of Harry Burke
Hough, Harriet    07-12-1887   wife of Fayette
Howe, Elizabeth    04-06-1857 29 yr wife of Robert
Howe, George Burr       son of :J. W. & M. J.
Howe, Mary J 1-16-1837  12-27-1891   wife of J. W.
Hoyt, Susan E.  01-12-1847   02-09-1892 . wife of G. A  - Oddfellows
Huff, Hattie Warner  1872  1939    
Huntoon, Samuel G.       Co D. 22nd Mic
Ingraham, Emma    03-15-1883 34 yr-8 mo-7 da wife of Henry
Jenks, Albert D.       Corp Co C 1st Mich E & M - mustered out 9/22/1865
Jenks, Libbie Hendricks  1856  1925    
Jersey, Peter J.  1858  1919    
Jewell, Alfred N.  1883  1960    
Jewell, Carry E. 1884 1968    
Johnson, David C.  1824  1892    
Johnson, Louisa B.  1825  1915    
Joles, Helen P.  1853  1854 5 mos dau of S. & H.
Joles, Hurum H.  12-08-1830  03-26-1904   GAR; Probably Co B 25th Michigan Infantry
Joles, Sarah Collins  12-10-1833  01-25-1901   wife of Hurum
Just, Ann Jane McClure  1810  1937   wife of James
Just, James    04-02-1883    
Keener, Cassie,= Ben  1880  1937    
Kierstead, Zella  1887  1915    
Kilborn, James T.  1846  1927    
Kilborn, Jefferson 1843  09-25-1846 3 yr-5 mo-22 da son of J & SM
Kilborn, Rollin  1855  1937    
Kilborn, Sally  M. 1815  10-01-1881 69 yrs wife of J.
King, Almira E.  1855  1937    
King, Eliza  3-4-1873  12-18-1947    
King, Johnny  1895  1897   son of JC & JG
King, Kimble  1852  1923    
King, Stephen E.  3-19-1865  8-13-1955    
Knee, Effie  1880  1953    
Knee, Ione  1904  1905    
Knee, James A.       Co B 35 MI Inf- Sp Am War Cuba
Knee, Worth  1905  1905    
Knott, Laura  1829  1906   wife of Wm
Knott, William  1821  1907    
Kohn, Emma M.  1886  1959    
Kohn, Joseph M.  1887  1954    
Lett, Mary        
Lett, Warner  1864  1959    
Light, Celia A. 1859  11-23-1898 39 yr -5 mo wife of George W.
Light, Mattie    06-06-1890 10 yr-10 mo-10 da dau of G & C
Light, Robbie    02-05-1889 5 yr-4 mo-17 da son of Geo & C
Lindley, Lulue    03-12-1882 5 yr-6 mo-25 da dau of Wm. E.
Lindley, Lyman  1880  1905    
Locke, Florence  1873  1910   Sept dau of O. Beckwith 3rd MI Inf.
Long, Laura 06-16-1814 12-11-1905    
Louchs, Candace    06-01-1871 24 yr-1 mo-6 da wife of Judson
Loundes, Fred N.       Co B. 25th MI
Lyman, Laurinda  1820  1895    
Lyman, Samuel  1822  1892    
Madden, Rhoby Nichols 1830  08-06-1896   wife of Sam
Madden, Samuel 1823  02-20-1916   father
Manns, Elizabeth J.  09-03-1856  03-04-1905   Mother
Manns, William J.  1849  1929    
Mason, Amy  1899      
Mason, Claudie  1878  1907   mother
Mason, Fred  1876  1949    
Mason, William U  1865  1943    
McCormick, James    01-01-1800    
McElroy, George  08-01-1816  09-03-1877 63 yr-1 mo-3 da  
McNicol, Alex  1859  1918    
Mehney, Clements  02-19-1880  08-08-1912    
Mehney, Olga  01-31-1881  03-11-1900   wife of Edward G.
Mills, Georgia  1913  1913    
Mitchell, Alice M.  1849  1917    
Moore, Amze/Amzi  1841  1894   Corp. Co D 3rd Mich Cav; 2 markers with two different spellings of first name
Moore, Elta A.  1876  1954    
Moore, Louise  1851  1936   wife of Amze/Amzi
Murry, Eliza D.  1830  1900    
Myers, Rhonda S. 6-8-1953 10-21-2010   wife of Jerry L.
Nichols, Elizabeth    03-01-1861 2 yr-_mo-6 da.  
Nichols, Hiraim E.    03-01-1861 1 yr-5 mo-10 da  
Nichols, Julia  1852  1944   mother
Nichols, Ross  12-10-1879  03-15-1899    
Nichols, Smith  1849  1939   father
Noonan, Cora V.  09-21-1863  05-24-1903   wife of John
Noonan, John C.  1855  1927    
North, Jessie/Jebbra    08-31-1849 39 yrs stone worn
Ohio        
Olson, Ida M.  1877  1916    
Orser, Clark  1865  1891    
Orser, Hannah  1880  1907    
Orser, Stewart  1824  1887    
Osborn, Mary E.  1853  1941    
Osborne, Edward  1844  1921    
Osborne, Julia A.  1853  1914   wife of Edward
Osborne, Lottie A.  1875  1890    
Owen, Sarah, A.  04-24-1830  08-12-1909   wife of William
Owen, William  06-02-1829  12-22-1906    
Packard, Clarence  1892  1978   oddfellow marker
Packard, Edna I. 1920 2000    
Packard, Ethel  1889  1972   oddfellow marker
Packard, Robert  1919     infant
Packard, Stary O. 1917 2001    
Parker, Clarissa O. Gregory  09-28-1822  12-25-1911    
Parker, Edward Z. 1813  12-18-1882 69 yr-8 mo-6 da  
Patterson, Edwin C.    03-15-1881 10 mos son of G & R Watson
Patterson, Rhoda A. 8-18-1860  04-27-1938    
Phillips, Carlton  1911  1928    
Phillips, Carrie D.  1890  19--    
Phillips, Joey  1915  1922    
Pickering, Alvina J.    05-16-1894 47 yr-9 mo.13 da Wife of Wm
Pickering, Elza Jane  04-21-1844  09-04-1901   wife of William
Pickering, William  10-19-1841      
Powers, Nellie M. Huber  12-19-1879  7-6-1898   wife of F. H. Powers; Dau of L. P. & Dora Huber
Price, Clyde H.  1888  1921    
Price, Marguerite  1920-1962      
Price, Mary M.  1891  1900    
Race, Elizabeth A.    06-17-1867 32 yrs wife of A. E. Cr
Race, Fredrick D.  1809  1864    
Race, Lucinda  1809  1864    
Ranger, Cindarilla    04-25-1869 27 yr wife of William
Ranney, George  8-8-1843  8-14-1902    
Ranney, Mary W. 1847  12-01-1879 32 yr  
Rauch, Erwin  1911      
Rauch, Frank, E.  1883  1970    
Rauch, Myrtle  1891  1973    
Raunch, Asher Edwin 1909 1981    
Reid, Henry G.       Co D. 43rd NY Inf
Rhodes, Ella A. Williams    08-16-1880 23 yrs wife of CP
Rhodes, Zoe    08-31-1876   dau of Chas and Ella
Rodgers, Frank A.  1857  1931    
Rodgers, Mary A.  1858  1927    
Roger, Carrie  1882  1940    
Root, Harvey E 1890 1943    
Rosa, John C.    08-05-1887 21 y-6 mo-11 da  
Rose, Delane       wife of Samuel; broken marker
Rose, Jacob L.    01-11-1892 65 yrs  
Rose, Samuel H.       Broken marker
Rosevelt, Charles A. 1-11-1874  12-25-1890 16y-11m-14d son of George S & Delia L
Rosevelt, Delia L.  8-16-1849  7-1916    
Rosevelt, George  1844  1901    
Rotherick, Sarah  1848  1881   wife of E.J.
Rowland, Elizabeth  1856  1905    
Rowland, Grace Lenore  1904 1904    
Sandy, Frank B.       Co. H 88th Ind Inf
Sandy, Mary E. 1859 1938    
Sanford, Dale G.       Mi Staff Sgt 322 Inf 81 Div WW I
Sanford, Dee        
Sanford, Effie        
Savage, Vernonm E.  03-31-1856  05-29-1882(7)   mother
Schouten, Charles S.  03-17-1854  02-06-1897    
Schouten, Rilla 11-30-1854     wife of Charles
Shepard, Bessie L. 1888 1976    
Shepard, Clarence Melvin  1878  1945    
Shepard, Genevieve L.  1890      
Shepard, Mada    11-02-1950    
Shepard, Phoebe 1885 1955    
Shepard, William A.    11-02-1950    
Sheppard, Mother  1854  1927    
Sheppard, Warren       Co B 93rd NY Inf
Shimmons, Lena E 1888 1980    
Shipman, John  1848  1900    
Simmons, AI M. 1854 1927    
Simmons, Lettie M. 1861 1942    
Sisco, Albert       GAR Marker  Co H 102 US Co I
Sisco, Ann  1819  1901    
Sisco, James Lee  1861  1916    
Sisco, Margaret J.  1860  1925    
Skinner, Francis M.    07-11-1880 8 yrs son of EM & C
Smith, Adalaide A.  1870  1959    
Smith, Floyd 3-18-1898 11-1898    
Smith, Fred W.  1867  1951    
Smith, Hattie 3-18-1898 11-1898    
Spencer, Lillian M.  1907      
Spriggs, John    11-20-1885 71 yrs 4 mo.14 da  
Stahlin, Gabriel John 1977 2000    
Stevens, Hester A.    07-03-1897 72 yrs  
Stevens, J. R.       Capt Co D 40th NY Inf
Stewart, Edith M.  1879  1971    
Stewart, William J.  1875  1950    
Stocking, Wardell    04-14-18-2 19 yr-4 mos-18 da son of RR & T
Stone, Charles  1812  1889    
Stone, Jane  1810  1892    
Stone, Lewis B   08-18-1930   26th MI Eng.-Pvt 1st Class [soldier file says B. Stone] Lewis served in WWI, not the Civil War as the marker says on his grave.
Stone, Lewis H.       Lt. Co E 17th NY Vet Inf
Stower, Bertha M.  1872  1922    
Sullck, Ethel        
Sutherland, Frank B.  1885  1943    
Sutherland, Maude G.  1880  1953    
Swinehart, Mabel  10-29-1876  09-23-1900 24 yrs  
Thornton, Polly L.  1847  1881   wife of William C
Thornton, William C.       Co L 1st MI L.A [Soldier file says Co K 8th NY Cav]
Thornton, William H.  1866  1919   son of Wm C and Polly
Tift, Katherine  1866  1938   Mother
Tift, Lewis  1850  1912   Father
Trowbridge, D. D.  1879  1995    
Trowbridge, E.  1887  1896    
VanHorn, Donald C.  1918  1918    
VanHorn, Ezra A.  1881  1957    
VanHorn, Fay Burt  1905  1905    
VanHorn,, Francis L.    1886    
VanVickle, Alfred B.  1845  1927    
VanVickle, Leah    06-19-1890    
VanVickle, Lucretia M.  1837  1908    
VanVickle, Maggie    07-01-1889    
Waldron, James  01-10-1816  08-25-1900    
Waldron, John    04-03-1885   stone broken
Waldron, Philena  05-26-1823  03-27-1900    
Walker, Albert 1867  07-11-1892 25 yr-4 mo-17 da  
Walker, Gracie 1892  12-28-1892 11 mo-2 wk dau of Albert
Walker, Myrtle E.  1872  1890    
Ward, Clyde 9-10-1902 7-10--1903   son of AG & ML; earlier reading says Richard
Ward, Joseph B.    07-06-1881 13 yrs son of J & ME
Warner, Charles W.  1868  1916   Camp 25 Belding
Warner, Clara M.  1871  1956    
Warren, Leona Maude  1884  1894   dau of TJ & MB
Warren, Richard Clare  1890  1891   son of TJ & MB
Watson, Edwin   8-15-1881 10 mo son of G.R & R
Wheeler, Abraham  1821  1904    
Wheeler, Oliver J.  1850  1918    
William        
Williams, Hiram S.       Co K 21st Mich - discharge disability
Williams, Jennie  1844  1917    
Williams, Sammaie  1892  1901    
Wilson, Caroline Gooding       wife of D E Wilson
Wilson, Frank A.   10-11-1874 5 mo - 11 da son of DE & CG
Worchester, Hattie E.  01-21-1883   25 yr-10 mo-8 da  
Worchester, John A.    02-09-1899    
Worchester, Mary J.    05-19-1884 40 yrs-8 mo-13 da  
Wright, Austin D.  1839  1906    
Wright, Charlotte  1834  1917    
Youngs, Edwin L.  06-25-1842      
Youngs, Louisa  09-01-1850  09-09-1893   wife of Edwin

 

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