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Sandykp (#48288517)
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Bio Photo I live in the Edinburg/Deerfield; Portage County area Ohio. I have been doing my genealogy for 40 years, on and off. We are retired and winter out of the area and are in Portage Co. in summer. Ron and I have wandered old cemeteries for years.

ATWATER CEMETERY OHIO.........2014 summer, I decided to try to enter all of one cemetery in the area. I choose Atwater Cemetery as it is old, out in farm country, little township, and no one I know of is trying to complete the cemetery on FAG. There are 580 burials in the old section with no map or memorials. Now 2900 memorials for Atwater Cemetery are on line; I didn't realize when I started there were only 410/FAG. WHEW, well it is done.

I am going to make some mistakes with pics & memorials (2300 added). I will be happy to process any corrections with sourses! I am not perfect,had to guess on some unreadable stones. I won't be offended to make corrections, I welcome corrections!

If you would like to manage any of the memorials, just ask me I will transfer them to you; i am not a collector of memorials, trying to get the info out. I used the 1931 Western Reserve Transcriptions, then I rechecked with 1993 Portage Co Historial Soc transcriptions and SEXTON records transcribed (noted burials there but no stones), then I tried to clean up memorials that were incorrect or not in right cemetery. I don't mean to offend anyone, so please if you have suggestions I welcome them. I spent 4 weeks 12 hours day/nite taking pics and entering them and uploading them. It was HUGE project!!! Some pics might not be at right angle/or shadow at sunset, let me know I will retake any requests for better photos. With that many I couldn't be picky of the weather or my hubby helping me with pics. :) Glad he was there so any retakes let me know. I didn't have time to clean all graves, did the best I could with over 6,000 pics the weather that didn't cooperate and my time. If you think someone is buried there by Jan 2014 and there is not a memorial, the cemetery probably can't find it either. Your only hope is you are a relative, and you can call the cemetery and ask them to CHECK THE OWNERSHIP records of plots. I was not allowed access to these, but relatives are. I entered all the tombstones that the cemetery has records of, and all the transcriptions which included sexton records w/o tombstones.

I give explicit permission to copy and use any photos I have taken and posted on Find a Grave for your own genealogical purposes. No need to ask.
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Ray Downing
The children listed are:
William Carey Redfield, b. Nov 22, 1816
Harriet Abigail Redfield, b. Dec 8, 1818
Henry Knapp Redfield, b. March 29, 1822
Elizabeth Keturah Redfield, b. Aug 29, 1825
Samuel Cornelius Redfield, b. Sept 12, 1831

All married and had families of their own.
Added by Ray Downing on Sep 13, 2014 7:53 PM
Ray Downing
Your line splits off from mine quite early. However, I have this information on Samuel Redfield from "Genealogical History of the Redfield Family in the United States", by John Howard Redfield, 1860, page 108:
"Samuel Redfield, second son of Peleg, son of Captain William, removed from Middletown, Conn, in 1810, and joined his mother and younger brother and sisters, who, in 1806, had emigrated to Randolph, Portage county, Ohio, where he also settled and aided in subduing the wilderness and became an extensive farmer. In May, 1812, he voluntered to serve in Capt. Campbell's company, which, on the 1st July was ordered to march to the western frontier to aid in its protection against the savages. He assisted in the building of Fort Stephenson at Lower Sandusky, now called Fremont. He was taken prisoner at the river Rasin on the 18th August, 1812, on the occasion of Hull's surrender, and carried thence to Malden, whence he was sent to Cleveland on parole, and reached home sick on 4th Sept. About 1850 he removed to Ravenna in the same county, where he still resides. He married, Jan 5, 1816, Margaret Erwin Shewell, b. Aug. 11, 1794, daughter of Rev. Henry and Mercy (Hazen) Shewell, who removed from Hackettstown, NJ, to Deerfield, Ohio, in1802. Five children; William; Harriet; Henry; Elizabeth; and Samuel."
Added by Ray Downing on Sep 13, 2014 5:29 PM
Ray Downing
RE: Redfields
Yes, I am related, Sandy. My grandmother was a Redfield, and she was quite proud of her family. She always signed her name, "Pearl Redfield Downing". I've quite enjoyed tracing the Redfield lines back to 1635. How are you tied in? -- Ray Downing, Henderson, NV
Added by Ray Downing on Sep 12, 2014 10:44 AM
Beth Bush
Albert Weenik - Crown Hill
I would be happy to take a photo of Albert Weenik's stone if you let me know the section # at Crown Hill Cemetery. Crown Hill's phone # 330-425-8128 and forward the information to me.
Added by Beth Bush on Sep 05, 2014 4:53 PM
Alice A Dawson
Thanks Sandy, I appreciate you. Marji
Added by MarjisAngels on Sep 02, 2014 10:33 AM
Ebnezer Botsford
All yours
Added by ProgBase on Aug 31, 2014 10:18 PM
Linda Betlock
RE: Polly Jerome
Hey there - Yes - I remember clearly - east side about 9:00 and 2/3 of the way down on the east side. That is where I was looking when I thought I saw it. That is the only time I have been to Sinking Creek.....but I will go out tomorrow to see if I can find it.
Added by Linda Betlock on Aug 31, 2014 8:48 PM
Puffer pix

Thanks again

Added by NCDave on Aug 31, 2014 8:41 AM
NW Mountain Man
John Dundon
provide me with Martha's Find A Grave number and I will link her to her son.
Added by NW Mountain Man on Aug 31, 2014 7:31 AM
Ralph Hammond-Green
RE: Shewell/Chapman relatives
I have, the best of my knowledge, no extended family in Atwater. One of my college friends, for whom I've worked on his tree, has distant relatives in Atwater. I don't think Chapman & the other you mentioned come under that group. I often request a photo for persons I come across when doing research, family or not.
Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Aug 31, 2014 6:55 AM
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